WHO WE ARE
Welcome to Natural Connections Childcare. As a new, independent and innovative childcare service with strong community roots, we provide a variety of support and services for both childcare providers and families of children 6 weeks to 13 years old. Setting the bar high with community-based, family-focused support, our new agency brings a whole new dimension to childcare. Natural Connections Childcare is an incorporated company run by Executive Director Kelli Cassidy. Kelli brings 29 years of childcare experience, including 14 years as a home visitor and director of a licensed home child care agency.
In Ontario, individuals who provide childcare from their homes cannot hold a daycare license on their own and therefore affiliate with an agency if they choose to work within the licensed sector. These agencies are regulated by the Ministry of Education, Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch. Natural Connections Childcare is licensed to support private childcare homes. We are proud to offer families the support and services they need for their childcare.
The advantages of home childcare environment include: lower child to provider ratio; an informal group setting; flexible and non-traditional childcare hours; proximity to your family’s home, work and your child’s school. Home childcare also provides the stability and consistency of a close relationship with one adult.
Natural Connections Childcare believes that by supporting childcare providers and families through reactive, diverse, responsive childcare services and information, we enhance positive relationships between childcare providers, children, parents, the agency and the community. Children thrive when provided with opportunities for self-directed play within an inclusive, supportive, individualized environment. We believe in honouring childhood through play.
Natural Connections Childcare believes in supporting childcare providers and families through empowering information and diverse childcare services.
This mission statement epitomizes our values as an agency, these are:
Integrity, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Kindness, Responsiveness, Co-operative and Active Learning through Play
We offer a variety of childcare services including: helping you find a childcare space in your neighborhood and a full childcare consulting package, which includes getting you and your child ready for childcare and helping you find a childcare space (see Supports and Services tab for a full description).
Please feel free to complete a fillable parent application (see below). One of our team members will be happy to call you and discuss your care needs.