Casual Child Care

Other Child Care (H&R MFRC)


Other Child Care (H&R MFRC)

The H&R MFRC offers a variety of other child care options for those who are not looking for full-time care. 


Casual Child Care Program (3 months – 6 years) (6+years, based on space availability), is an unlicensed service that must not exceed 6 children enrolled at one time. Families can register by session, one month in advance, or up to 48 hours before the program. Casual Care registration can be done online ( or by calling: 902-427-7788. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Session fees: 3 hours ($15) /child, 3.5 hours ($17.50) /child 4.5 hours ($22.50)/child.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30am – 1pm (4.5 hour session)

Thursday & Friday: 12:30 – 4pm (3.5 hour session)


Update to Casual Child Care – Halifax site only
Starting Monday, July 15, 2019, for anyone looking to access Casual Child Care at the Halifax site, H&R MFRC, please contact Carla Foran: / 902-720-2405.

Wednesday & Thursday: 9am – 12pm (3 hour session) & 1 – 4pm (3 hour session)
Friday: 12:30 – 4pm (3.5 hour session)



Program Related Child Care, is a provincially exempted service as it is based on the requirement that the parent/guardian remains on site, while the child is enrolled. This child care option is for families attending a program, and only for the duration of the program. Families can register for program related child care one month in advance or up to 48 hours prior to the program, at a cost of $3/child or $6/family per session; there is a limit of 12 spaces. 


Friday: 9 – 11:30am


Thursday and Friday: 9 – 11:30am

Casual Child Care and Program Related Child Care, due to their specific provincial requirements, must be offered at separate times.


Are you a military family experiencing a deployment? Deployed families may choose to access quality child care in a positive environment on Saturdays from 11am–3pm, at alternating sites (Halifax and Shearwater). Respite child care is a preventative option offered by the H&R MFRC to support a family’s social and mental well-being. Respite child care needs are assessed on a case-by-case basis. To access this service, families are to connect with a member of the Mental Health & Well-Being Team by calling 902-427-7788.

*The Deployment Respite Child Care program operates as an “unlicensed” child care program in accordance with provincial regulations. The registration deadline is the Tuesday prior, by 4pm.


The H&R MFRC, through the Military Family Services Program (MFSP) Emergency Child Care (ECC) Policy supports families by facilitating short-term emergency child care requirements. There is an established national criteria to determine eligibility. Families are encouraged to develop a comprehensive child care plan and in the event this plan fails, families are eligible to access MFS Emergency Child Care. This care is available 24/7 however, it may take several hours to put into place. In discussion with the family, application of resources will be decided on a case by case basis. For more information, please call: 902-427-7788 or 1-888-753-8827.