Childcare programs are licensed and monitored by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
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.
Due to high enrolment rates and availability, it is suggested that you apply at soon as
possible to ensure a spot at any childcare facility.
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry Children and Youth Services
Southwest Region London
519.438.5111 217 York St., 2nd Floor
Middlesex-London Health Unit
Monitors health and safety conditions in child care facilities
50 King St.
Child Care / Early Childhood Education Programs in London (Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers)
Ontario Early Years Centers Information:
http://www.ontarioearlyyears.ca/oeyc/en/home.htm Office of Faculty Recruitment & Retention Page 14 2012/03/01
University Child Care
To accommodate the growing childcare needs of Western faculty members, Western opened a
new on-campus childcare center in September 2004. More information on the new Western
YMCA childcare facility can be found at:
UCC Flexible Child Care
Room 40, UCC Building
Operated by the YMCA, Flexcare is located on the Western campus in the University
Community Centre (UCC) in Room 40.
Flexcare accepts children ranging from 18 months to 5 years and it is open Monday to Friday
from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
University Laboratory Preschool
The University Laboratory Preschool is administered by the Department of Psychology as a
state of the art preschool and as a research and demonstration facility. More information on theUniversity Preschool can be found at:
For more information on any of these programs and for a complete listing of licensed
childcare facilities in London, please contact the Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention.