Occasional Child Care


Occasional Child Care


Manor Park Occasional Child Care offers short term child care to parents/guardians who are working from home, wanting to run errands, joining an MPCC recreational program -- or simply need a break!

Our program takes place at our licensed Manor Park Playschool located in the Manor Park Community Centre. The community centre is nestled in an environment of grassy lawns, treed parkland, and preschooler-friendly play structures. Inside, the Playschool room is filled with developmentally appropriate toys and resources ready for exploring. And, our staff plan and prepare a variety of stimulating activities indoors and outdoors. 

Children are cared for by Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE's) and experienced child care providers.  All staff have clear Police Record Checks (Vulnerable Sector),  Standard First Aid / CPR C, wear masks, and are fully vaccinated against Covid 19.

Join us at Occasional Child Care for a warm and welcoming atmosphere, interesting activities, professional child care educators -- and it's close to home!

  • Care is offered Monday-Friday from noon to 3:00pm, except during July and August. We are closed on public holidays, during March Break and Christmas / New Years.
  • Parents/guardians may book any day(s) of the week in one hour time slots, up to 3 hours per day.  Choose your days and times here!
  • Children must be pre-registered before you book their attendance for the first time

Pre-register your child:

Before you book your child's first visit to Occasional Child Care, please fill out the following forms. Forms are only collected once before their first time attending.

*There is a one time $25 registration fee that can be paid by CLICKING HERE

Registration Form

Anaphylaxis Form

Medical Form

Snack Agreement

Non Prescription Approval

*All children attending Occasional Child Care must provide up to date immunization records to be kept on file.

Please read our Parent Handbook and Covid Prevention Policies below:


Q:  Is this licensed child care?
A:  Yes!  Manor Park Occasional Child Care is a licensed program. We are licensed by the Ministry of Education.  The program's 'Licensing Inspection Summary' is posted outside the room.

Q:  Is the program open on holidays, PA Days or during the summer?
A:  Occasional Child Care is open throughout the year except: July and August, and public holidays (including Easter Monday).  We close for one week during ‘March Break’ and for two weeks during Christmas and New Year holidays.

Q:  How long in advance can I book a space for my child?
A:  You may book a space(s) for your child up to one month in advance. 

Q:  Is it possible to book space for my child for the same day that I need care?
A:  As long as space is available, we would be happy to accept same day registrations accompanied by all required forms.

Q:  How old does my child have to be?
A:  We are licensed to accept children ages 2.5-6 years.  We cannot accept children younger or older than the listed ages.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Fees are based on hourly attendance.  Each hour of care is $15.00. 

Q: Does my child need to be toilet trained?
A:  No.  Children are not required to be toilet trained.  If your child wears diapers, please send along diapers and wipes.

Q:  What should my child bring?
A:  All children must bring indoor shoes, outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, a healthy snack – nut- and peanut-free, please -- and a change of clothes in case of an accident.  Children not yet toilet-trained must have a supply of diapers / pull-ups, and wipes in their backpack. Masks are not mandatory but strongly encouraged.

Q:  Can I arrange a visit to the Occasional Child Care Centre?
A:  Of course! To arrange a visit please contact us at playschool@manorpark.ca or call us at 613-741-4776. x2



The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) strives to give people with disabilities the same opportunities to access and benefit from our services as others, and to provide services while respecting their dignity and independence. For our policies or to tell us how we are doing:

Community Centre Office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4776
Child Care and Early Learning Office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776