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    Clarification regarding ages of children in care.

    I know it is posted on here somewhere but I just can't find it. I need someone to clarify what the law is in Ontario regarding the ages of the kids you have in your care (a non licensed home daycare). Is there a specific number allowed for certain ages (ie. 2 kids under 2 etc), or is it just that we are allowed 5 kids plus our own and the ages don't matter?
    Thanks in advance.

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    In Ontario UNLicensed home daycare providers are not held to age ratios. The law states you may have up to five children PLUS your own at any time.

    http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/choices.html

    We would be considered "informal care" on that website.

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    Thank you. I thought so but wanted to be sure.

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    Yep, this is the whole reason I left licensed care to go out on my own. I had my ratio of under 3's but I had a second sibling from a family I loved coming back into care, the ministry wouldn't give me a dispensation so I said buh bye to licensed care.
    I always found my own clients anyway - it's nice not to have to share my earnings to be judged by a home visitor.
    Not the babysitter!

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