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    Legal numbers Ontario

    Hey all,

    So I am just wanting to make sure I am up on current numbers for home daycares in Ontario.

    As I understand it, if I am a privately run home daycare in Ontario I can have 5 children UNDER the age of 5 and 10 UNDER the age of 10 PLUS my own children?

    So if I have 5 daycare children between 1 and 4 and one daycare child that is 5 (b/a school) (plus my own children) am I working within the legal guidelines?

    Is correct? I am just wanting to make sure before I begin offering before and after school care.

    Thank you!

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    No you are not correct. It is 5 kids plus your own. Only kids over 10 yrs old don't count in your numbers

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    Torontokids is right. You can only have 5 daycare children under the age of 10 at any one time plus your own children who do not count in the numbers. If you already have 5 daycare children, you cannot take on any more unless they are not there at the same time as each other (so you only ever have 5 at any one time).

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    Thanks so much!!! I thought that seemed like a ton of children- I am so glad I have this wealth of knowledge to tap into because legal is important business!!

    Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by torontokids View Post
    No you are not correct. It is 5 kids plus your own. Only kids over 10 yrs old don't count in your numbers
    If you carry insurance for your daycare, you can generally only insure a maximum of 5 kids so how do you deal with insurance if you have additional kids over the age of 10?

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