Information for Regulated Child Care Settings

Child care staff member with kids

The programs and resources listed below will help you to understand the requirements and the supports available for operating and working in a regulated child care setting.


  • Directory of Licensed Child Care FacilitiesDirectory of Licensed Child Care Facilities
    The Government of Nova Scotia licenses child care facilities throughout the province. This directory lets you search for facilities by name and/or location, and shows whether a facility currently meets its licensing requirements.
  • Family Home Day Care Program
    Family home day care agencies provide professional support to in-home care providers.
  • Quality Matters
    Quality Matters (QM) is a province-wide initiative that will be used to improve and assess quality in licensed child care centres.


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