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Services not governed by the Act

There are some persons in Québec who offer childcare services that do not need to be recognized legally, because they provide services to six children and under. The organizations or persons who offer these services thus are not governed by the Act and are not obliged to hold a permit issued by the Ministère de la Famille or to be recognized as home childcare providers by a Coordinating Office.

  • In home childcare
    Any person may provide childcare services to a maximum of six children in a private residence without needing to be recognized by a Home Childcare Coordinating Office.
  • In a community organization
    A community organization may offer temporary childcare services, whether in the context of its mission or as part of a specific activity involving parents or children.
  • In a nursery school
    A nursery school, if it was in operation on October 25, 2005, may provide educational childcare services to children from two to five years of age for periods not exceeding four hours a day.
  • In a day camp or vacation camp
    Any person who operates a day camp or vacation camp and that receives elementary school children (from 5 to 12 years of age)
  • In childcare at school
    A school board or a private educational institution that provides childcare at school within the meaning of the Education Act or the Act respecting private education.

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Last modified date :
February 26, 2018