Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR)

Our Sooke/West Shore Child Care Resource & Referral is a quality enhancement program funded by the Government of British Columbia. Programs include:

CCRR Program Overview

  • Our program enhances child care by supporting families and all people caring for children in the communities of Colwood, Langford, Highlands, Metchosin and Sooke to Port Renfrew.
  • We work in partnership with other family support services to promote optimum development of children and the well being of families.
  • We welcome Licensed, Registered-License-Not-Required, casual and occasional child care providers to access our services.
  • The CCRR service provides access to our Toy and Resource Lending Library.

Contact

For more information contact the Sooke / West Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program:

Sooke CCRR:
100 – 6672 Wadams Way, Sooke, BC V9Z 0H3  Phone: 250-642-5152

West Shore CCRR:
345 Wale Rd., (Colwood), Victoria, BC V9B 6X2  Phone: 250-940-4882

We are currently experiencing very high service volumes at the West Shore CCRR office.  To serve our community best, at this time, we request that you phone to make an appointment if you would like to meet with the West Shore CCRR Consultant at the office.  We are returning calls as timely as possible.  The CCRR Consultant does have work responsibilities away from the office and books one-to-one consultations with clients.  With a scheduled appointment, we can ensure that the Consultant is available to meet with you at the time arranged.  Thank you for your understanding as we try to meet the needs for CCRR services in one of the fastest growing communities in the province of British Columbia.

General Resources

CCRR Services for Parents

At the CCRR, we recognize the hard work and challenges that the parenting role may bring.  Therefore, we strive to provide information in the following areas: how to select a daycare that best fits your family’s needs, Affordable Child Care Benefit information, Resource Lending Library, and Toy Lending Library

  • Affordable Child Care Benefit Information:
  • You can obtain Affordable Child Care Benefit Application paperwork and receive assistance with filling out the application (either online or hard copy) at the Sooke/West Shore Child Care Resource and Referral sites.
  • We can photocopy and fax applications and documents.
  • If your License-not-Required provider is registered with your local CCRR, parents may be eligible for a higher subsidy rate. (Please check with your provider).

Please note: If you would like to contact the Affordable Child Care Benefit program directly, please contact MCFD Affordable Child Care Benefit Service Centre:

1-888-338-6622 (8:30am – 4:30pm)

or visit the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Child Care page for access to a variety of Affordable Child Care Benefit documents.

For more information, or to book and appointment with our Child Care consultant, contact the Sooke/West Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program

Sooke CCRR:
100 – 6672 Wadams Way, Sooke, BC  V9Z 0H3  Phone: 250-642-5152

West Shore CCRR:
345 Wale Rd. (Colwood), Victoria, BC  V9B 6X2  Phone: 250-940-4882

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CCRR Services for Child Care Providers

Our Sooke/West Shore Child Care Resource and Referral offers support, information, training, and resources to:

  • Registered License-Not-Required (RLNR) Child Care Providers
  • Licensed Family Child Care Providers
  • Licensed in Home Multi-Age Child Care
  • Preschools
  • Group Child Care Centres
  • The Community

If you are registered with the CCRR, we can refer parents to your daycare.

If you are a Licensed Child Care Provider and wish to register with the Sooke/West Shore CCRR, please contact:

Sooke CCRR:
100-6672 Wadams Way, Sooke, BC V9Z 0H3  Phone: 250-642-5152

West Shore CCRR:
345 Wale Rd. (Colwood), Victoria, V9B 6X2  Phone: 250-940-4882

Please phone to book your appointment with our CCRR consultants in advance.

CCRR also assists you if you are interested in becoming a registered-License-Not-Required Care Provider.  As an RLRN Child Care Provider you care for up to two children in your home, in addition to your own children.

By registering with a Child Care Resource and Referral program, RLNR care providers can access support, information, training and resources that enhance the quality of your daycare services.

Specific CCRR Supports Include:

  • Start up and operating information
  • Listing on a registry of caregivers
  • Supportive home visits and Health and Safety Inspections
  • Professional CCRR Consultation
  • Weekly Child Care Playgroups in Sooke
  • Family Child Care Training Courses
  • Workshops and networking opportunities
  • Toy Lending Library
  • Resource Lending Library
  • Special Appreciation Events
  • Regular CCRR Newsletters
  • Access to child care and infant/toddler equipment/toys, and library materials
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Information about low-cost liability insurance

CCRR Registered-License-Not-Required Child Care Providers

Are you interested in becoming a registered license-not-required (RLNR) child care provider?

As an RLNR Child Care Provider, you may care for up to two children in your home, in addition to your own children. By registering with our Child Care Resource and Referral program you can enhance your business by accessing:

  • support
  • information
  • training
  • resources

To register, you must:

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Provide criminal record checks for anyone over the age of 12 living in your home (CCRR provides forms)
  • Provide a valid First Aid certificate
  • Complete a Self-Evaluation
  • Complete a Provider Interview
  • Provide 2 character references (CCRR provides forms)
  • Undergo a Health and Safety Home Assessment
  • Complete the Family Child Care course or equivalent (minimum 20 hours of training) before or within the year of your registration
  • Attend a minimum of two workshops for continuing professional development per year after you register

To begin your registration process, please contact our Sooke or West Shore CCRR consultant:

Sooke
eholler@sfrs.ca or phone 250-642-5152

West Shore
smcintosh@sfrs.ca or phone 250-940-4882