Family Home Childcare

If you are looking to return to work or to change your career, our Family Home Childcare may be just the opportunity you are looking for. Becoming part of the Kings County Family Resource Centre’s Family Home Childcare Agency will give you a unique opportunity to work from home, build a successful business and earn a good income.

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Family Home Childcare

The goals of the Kings County Family Resource Centre Family Home Childcare Agency are to expand the availability of quality childcare, keep childcare providers up to date with new developments in the field, provide children with a safe, warm and caring environment, help support children’s growth and development, and provide support to children, parents and childcare providers through the availability of resources.

Professional Home Childcare for Your Child

Family Home Childcare,  Quality Childcare for your Child

Home-based childcare gives children and caregivers the option of childcare in a home-like atmosphere.

Approved home childcare is monitored by the Agency’s Family Home Childcare Consultants and the Department of Education and Early Learning, This allows the childcare providers to be part of universal childcare parent fee reductions and offers the Nova Scotia Subsidy Program.  

Each of our homes follows the Early Learning and Childcare Act and Regulations. The small child-to-caregiver ratios allow providers to build close one-on-one relationships with every child in their care.

Each home follows a play-based, child-focused curriculum with a personal touch that matches each child at their individual level.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact familyhomechildcare@jenr52.sg-host.com.

Family Home Childcare

YOUR OWN CHILDCARE BUSINESS

Family Home Childcare as a Career

The Family Home Childcare Agency will help you set up your new business from the beginning with start-up grants to paperwork, and will continue to support you throughout your journey.

As an approved childcare provider, you will have access to free professional development, toy and equipment lending libraries, supportive home visits, opportunities for post-secondary education and a network of great approved childcare providers to connect with.

Family Home Childcare

Wondering About Providing Home-Based Childcare?

The Kings County Family Resource Center Home Childcare Agency is licensed through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

We screen, approve and monitor childcare providers who are offering childcare in their own family homes. Homes approved through the Home Childcare Agency are referred to as “approved” which means that the childcare provider can offer the portable subsidy program and universal childcare fee reductions to families.

Each of our family home childcare homes are different, just like each child is different. Each home has its own unique program that follows play-based curriculums. Providers will offer activities that will promote social, emotional, and physical growth and development.

Family Home Childcare
Family Home Childcare

What is a Childcare Provider?

Childcare providers provide quality child care, a balanced program unique to each home and meet the needs of the child’s social, emotional, and physical growth.

Childcare providers choose the hours they work, and the fee they charge based on the average fees in their area.

Childcare providers create healthy snacks and meals for their menus with the assistance of the Family Home Consultant and the food and beverage criteria for childcare settings.

The childcare provider will ensure that they provide a safe, healthy, and warm environment to the children in their care.

Resources Available to Approved Childcare Providers

  • The toy-lending library, literature and program supplies
  • Work with the Consultant on a regular basis
  • Attend professional development
  • Monthly provider meetings with other home childcare providers
  • Start-up grants
  • Assisting childcare providers in filling their spaces
  • Providing administrative support and record-keeping (all documents other than personal policies coming from the agency)
  • Providing a lending library
  • Coordinating and funding the delivery of professional development courses
  • Support childcare providers and families with universal childcare funding and subsidy program
  • Most equipment needed to be approved is provided by the Agency including cribs, gates, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, strollers and much more!
Family Home Childcare
Family Home Childcare

Requirements to Become Approved

  • Adequate liability insurance
  • First-aid CPR level C
  • Child Abuse Registry check (for everyone in the home 13 yrs+)
  • Criminal Record check (for everyone in the home 18 yrs+)
  • Fire safety plan

 

Wondering About Providing Home-Based Childcare?

The Kings County Family Resource Center Home Childcare Agency is licensed through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

We screen, approve and monitor childcare providers who are offering childcare in their own family homes. Homes approved through the Home Childcare Agency are referred to as “approved” which means that the childcare provider can offer the portable subsidy program and universal childcare fee reductions to families.

Each of our family home childcare homes are different, just like each child is different. Each home has its own unique program that follows play-based curriculums. Providers will offer activities that will promote social, emotional, and physical growth and development.

Family Home Childcare

What is a Childcare Provider?

Childcare providers provide quality child care, a balanced program unique to each home and meet the needs of the child’s social, emotional, and physical growth.

Childcare providers choose the hours they work, and the fee they charge based on the average fees in their area.

Childcare providers create healthy snacks and meals for their menus with the assistance of the Family Home Consultant and the food and beverage criteria for childcare settings.

The childcare provider will ensure that they provide a safe, healthy, and warm environment to the children in their care.

Family Home Childcare

Resources Available to Approved Childcare Providers

  • The toy-lending library, literature and program supplies
  • Work with the Consultant on a regular basis
  • Attend professional development
  • Monthly provider meetings with other home childcare providers
  • Start-up grants
  • Assisting childcare providers in filling their spaces
  • Providing administrative support and record-keeping (all documents other than personal policies coming from the agency)
  • Providing a lending library
  • Coordinating and funding the delivery of professional development courses
  • Support childcare providers and families with universal childcare funding and subsidy program
  • Most equipment needed to be approved is provided by the Agency including cribs, gates, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, strollers and much more!
Family Home Childcare

Requirements to Become Approved

  • Adequate liability insurance
  • First-aid CPR level C
  • Child Abuse Registry check (for everyone in the home 13 yrs+)
  • Criminal Record check (for everyone in the home 18 yrs+)
  • Fire safety plan
Family Home Childcare

Family Home Childcare Staff

Family Home Daycare - Katherine Bishop
Katherine Bishop

Family Home Childcare Consultant

Hi! My name is Katherine Bishop. I live in Lakeville with my husband Bruce. Together we have 5 wonderful children.

My journey in early education began 13 years ago when I discovered the Kings County Family Resource Centre.

With the guidance from KCFRC Family Home Childcare Agency, I had the privilege of operating my dayhome for 13 years. I am currently furthering my education to complete my ECE Level 2 degree. Early education is near and dear to my heart.

My next chapter at the Kings County Family Resource Center has begun as one of the Family Home Childcare Consultants. 

Family Home Daycare - Laura MacBride
Laura MacBride

Family Home Childcare Consultant

I am Laura MacBride and I have worked in childcare forever! My career started when I was 16 years old working part-time in a large childcare facility.

I graduated from NSCC with my ECE and continued to work in childcare as a school-age coordinator and inclusion coordinator.

Employed with KCFRC since 2017, I am enrolled in the Child and Youth Program at Mount St. Vincent and will graduate in 2023. 

I have a big, blended family. I love cats and like dogs. I like to grow vegetables and enjoy arts and crafts in my spare time.  

Pam McDow
Pam McDow

Family Home Childcare Consultant

My name is Pam McDow.  I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful girls.  I live in Lakeville and was born and raised here in the valley. 

I started my journey as an Early Childhood Educator in 1992.  I worked in centre-based childcare for 15 years until I began work at KCFRC in October 2008, as one of the Family Home Consultants with the Family Home Child Care Agency. 

Working with children has been the most rewarding career.  In my spare time, I enjoy family and friend time, being out in nature, riding in the side-by-side or combing the beach for rocks.

Family Home Daycare - Natasha Salsman
Natasha Salsman

Family Home Administrative Assistant

Hi, I’m Natasha Salsman. I have been an ECE for more than 10 years. The first 5, working in a licensed centre, and the second 5, providing in-home childcare through the Kings County Family Home Child Care Agency.

In June 2022, I was hired as Family Home Administrative Assistant and am proud to be part of such an inspiring team of people. I still get to see beautiful little humans every day coming through the building!

I am happiest spending time with my husband, and my two grown boys and relaxing at our lakefront lot.

Family Home Childcare Staff

Family Home Daycare - Katherine Bishop
Katherine Bishop

Family Home Childcare Consultant

Hi! My name is Katherine Bishop. I live in Lakeville with my husband Bruce. Together we have 5 wonderful children.

My journey in early education began 13 years ago when I discovered the Kings County Family Resource Centre.

With the guidance from KCFRC Family Home Childcare Agency, I had the privilege of operating my dayhome for 13 years. I am currently furthering my education to complete my ECE Level 2 degree. Early education is near and dear to my heart.

My next chapter at the Kings County Family Resource Center has begun as one of the Family Home Childcare Consultants. 

Family Home Daycare - Laura MacBride
Laura MacBride

Family Home Childcare Consultant

I am Laura MacBride and I have worked in childcare forever! My career started when I was 16 years old working part-time in a large childcare facility.

I graduated from NSCC with my ECE and continued to work in childcare as a school-age coordinator and inclusion coordinator.

Employed with KCFRC since 2017, I am enrolled in the Child and Youth Program at Mount St. Vincent and will graduate in 2023. 

I have a big, blended family. I love cats and like dogs. I like to grow vegetables and enjoy arts and crafts in my spare time.  

Pam McDow
Pam McDow

Family Home Childcare Consultant

My name is Pam McDow.  I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful girls.  I live in Lakeville and was born and raised here in the valley. 

I started my journey as an Early Childhood Educator in 1992.  I worked in centre-based childcare for 15 years until I began work at KCFRC in October 2008, as one of the Family Home Consultants with the Family Home Child Care Agency. 

Working with children has been the most rewarding career.  In my spare time, I enjoy family and friend time, being out in nature, riding in the side-by-side or combing the beach for rocks.

Family Home Daycare - Natasha Salsman
Natasha Salsman

Family Home Administrative Assistant

Hi, I’m Natasha Salsman. I have been an ECE for more than 10 years. The first 5, working in a licensed centre, and the second 5, providing in-home childcare through the Kings County Family Home Child Care Agency.

In June 2022, I was hired as Family Home Administrative Assistant and am proud to be part of such an inspiring team of people. I still get to see beautiful little humans every day coming through the building!

I am happiest spending time with my husband, and my two grown boys and relaxing at our lakefront lot.

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