Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR)

The Sooke/West Shore Child Care Resource & Referral programs include:
 


1. 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.

Hours

Monday—Friday 8:30-4:30 
Wednesday evenings 4:30-6:30 at the Sooke CCRR Saturdays 8:30-12:30 at the West Shore CCRR

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

West Shore CCRR:
345 Wale Rd., (Colwood), Victoria, BC V9B 6X2

Sooke-West Shore CCRR Direct Phone: 250-940-4882

Sooke-West Shore CCRR email: Sooke-WestShoreCCRR@sfrs.ca
 

General Resources

2. 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

West Shore CCRR:
345 Wale Rd., (Colwood), Victoria, BC V9B 6X2

Sooke-West Shore CCRR Direct Phone: 250-940-4882

Sooke-West Shore CCRR email: Sooke-WestShoreCCRR@sfrs.ca

3. 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

West Shore CCRR:
345 Wale Rd., (Colwood), Victoria, BC V9B 6X2

Sooke-West Shore CCRR Direct Phone: 250-940-4882

Sooke-West Shore CCRR email: Sooke-WestShoreCCRR@sfrs.ca

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
  • Family Child Care Training Courses
  • Workshops and networking opportunities
  • Toy Lending Library
  • Resource Lending Library
  • Access to child care and infant/toddler equipment/toys, and library materials
  • Special Appreciation Events
  • Regular CCRR Newsletters
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Information about low-cost liability insurance

4. CCRR Registered-License-Not-Required Child Care Providers

CCRRs are no longer recruiting and registering new RLNR care providers. RLNR care providers registered with the CCRR prior to March 2024 have remained registered and are on CCRR referral lists.

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

RLNR care providers 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


Funding for the Sooke Family Resource Society - Sooke/West Shore Child Care Resource & Referral is provided by the Province of British Columbia.

Help us to continue to provide essential services to the community