Children 0-4 Years Old
Day Care and Pre-School Children
Children who will be attending day care or pre-school do not require a Study Permit. There are several child care options for children four years old and younger:
- Licensed day care centres
- Licensed day care in private homes
- Unlicensed day care in private homes
If you require day care, make sure to budget for this additional cost. The average daily cost for child care can range from $28 - $60 per day per child depending on the day care centre and the age of your child. Register your child on the day care waiting list in London as soon as possible. This waiting list allows you to register once for for several licensed day cares in London.
The following are a few options for child care near Western:
UCC Flex Care Program at Western:This on-campus facility operated by the London YMCA offers day care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers from new born to 5 years of age. They offer flexible hours but have a limited number of full-day spaces.
University YMCA Child Care Centre: This facility is located near Western and provides services for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
There are many other day care facilities in London. To find out more:
- Check the phone book yellow pages under ‘Day Care Centres/Nurseries'
- View Information London's brochure on Early Childhood Education in London
- Visit familyinfo.ca, a web portal for parents, caregivers and child care providers, for information on programs, services, and resources in the London and Middlesex area for children aged 0-6 years.
Visit our Resources for Parents page for more information about child care and family recreation in London.
Children 4-12 Years Old
Before and After School Child Care
If you need your school-aged children to be cared for before or after school hours to facilitate your class or work schedule, over 60 elementary schools in London offer supervised care before and after school for children aged 4-12 for an average monthly cost of $100-$200 per month. They offer snacks, arts and crafts and recreation for children.
Note: If you need Before and After School Care for your child, call to add your child to the waiting list as soon as possible.
For more information about child care in London, please visit:
Family Info's listing of Before and After School Programs