Child Care & Schooling

mustangs mascot with kidsChildcare programs offered at Western are licensed and monitored by the Ministry of Education under the Day Nurseries Act. The regulations of the Act are designed to ensure standards for the children's health, safety, development, and learning, in settings where more than five children of different parents are cared for, are met.

University Childcare

To accommodate the growing childcare needs of Western community members, Western offers access to an onsite licensed child care program operated by the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario. The University Child Care Centre offers full and part-time care for children ages 2 weeks to 4 years old. The University Child Care Centre is participating in the CWELCC (Canada-Wide Early Learning & Child Care) Agreement.

Applications to the University Child Care Centre are managed through the City of London’s OneList. The centre regularly experiences high demand and there is typically a waitlist for child care spots.

Western has a limited number of reserved spaces at the centre. If you are a Western faculty, staff member or student, please contact the centre directly,, after your child is registered on the OneList, to inform them of your Western status.

Contact Information:
1141 Western Road (next to Althouse College)
London, Ontario
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.