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Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program

Assistance available 24/7 at 1-866-299-1299

Child Care

  • There are many preschools/daycares throughout the province, however, few take children under 18 months of age, which is six months after benefits cease.
  • Parents should be encouraged to visit preschools as early as possible, even prenatally, as spaces are limited. They should put their names on a number of lists, just to be safe.
  • Many private care providers are available – word of mouth is the best way to find a care provider.
  • Often parents find it challenging to find any type of childcare, so it is a particular problem for parents who have a certain type of care in mind.
  • Child care is typically available from 7:30am-5:30pm, which may not meet the needs of all employees.

Child Care Connection Nova Scotia offers a comprehensive list of licensed child care centres in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Community Counts offers a map of all child care centres in Nova Scotia.
Note: Select the 'View the Map Centre" icon, then "'County" from the drop down menu. Click on "Social Assets" on the left, then "Child Care" to display a map of the province. Double-click on your county, hover over each circle to display contact information.

Child Care Resources
Antigonish County
Colchester County
Cumberland County
Pictou County
Parenting Resource Centres - Northern NS
Nova Scotia Community College Resources - Northern NS