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 X-Post: GTA daycare - where to start looking?!

Hi mamas,

I'm only 25w pregnant, but DH's pregnant coworker has mentioned to him that we should be looking for daycare soon, like before LO is born.

Can anyone point me in the right direction of where to start? Is there a centralized list I can put my name on?

I will be on mat leave for at least 6 months (maybe longer), so I'll likely be needing a newborn daycare spot.

Also, if anyone has any specific recommendations for daycare, that'd be great.


Thanks!
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 6 Mar 2012 1:09 PM
 18 May 2010
finally2
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Yes, Yu need to go on wait lists ASAP! Start here http://www.toronto.ca/children/childcare.htm

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 6 Mar 2012 2:52 PM
 18 Aug 2008
 Toronto, ON
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I'd start calling around now, ask what their wait lists are like, etc. Can't hurt to start early but you'll regret starting late if spots are seriously limited in your area!

I'm in the east end and visited the place we ended up going with when I was about 30 weeks pregnant with ODS. I put my name on the list and they called when ODS was about 5 months old to offer us a spot for him when he turned 1. I had my name on another list (visited just after ODS was born) and still haven't heard back from them smile I called them a few times and there were never any openings.

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 6 Mar 2012 5:21 PM
 23 Feb 2010
Mrs Elle
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Yikes, sounds like I'd better get started. I was hoping there was a centralized list, but I guess I'll just have to contact each place individually.

Thanks for the help, ladies.

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 6 Mar 2012 10:10 PM
 23 Feb 2006
 Toronto, ON
Corrie
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Does your company have a relationship with Kids & Company? They have locations all over the GTA, particularly a couple in the North end.

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 7 Mar 2012 9:49 PM
 26 Feb 2009
Idgie
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Ask around for recommendations if you can. Honestly, I put my name on wait lists when I was 12 weeks pregnant and we only got into one daycare two weeks before I returned to work after my mat leave. Most places tell me the waitlist is around 1.5 years.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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