Requirements to Become an Educator

Educator Requirements

  • Criminal record checks (for all persons residing in the home, 18 years and up)
  • Child intervention checks (for all persons residing in the home, 18 years and up)
  • Medical
  • 3 personal references 
  • Current “child care first aid” certificate 
  • Proof of home insurance with $1,000,000 liability
  • Proof of vehicle insurance with $2,000,000 liability
  • Completion of toy and equipment inventory 
  • Fire extinguisher/ smoke detectors on every level/ carbon monoxide detector
  • All medication, vitamins and herbal remedies to be secured with lock and key
  • Child monitors in all rooms where children sleep
  • Child safety gates, if necessary
  • First aid kits for home and outings, (car, stroller or backpack)
  • A health Canada approved crib in accordance with standard 4B of caring for an infant 
  • Agency staff must meet your family at least twice
  • Read provider information binder and complete forms (i.e. menu plan, daily schedule etc.)
  • Consultant must complete “Home Study“, ensuring all safety measures are in place and necessary paperwork is completed.