Casual Child Care

Casual Child Care

Please note: due to COVID-19 the Casual Care program will be closed until further notice.

Casual Child Care

Families have told us that they would benefit from additional hours on evenings and weekends,  so we have changed our schedule to better meet those needs.
In addition to our regular Monday to Friday hours (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM), the North Side location offers extended hours on:
  • the second Wednesday of the month from 11:30 AM – 8 PM, and
  • the fourth Saturday from 9 AM to noon.
The South Side location offers extended hours on:
  • the second Saturday of the month from 9 AM to noon, and
  • the fourth Wednesday of the month from 11:30 AM – 8 PM.
During our extended hours (Wednesdays 4:30 to 8 PM and Saturday mornings), Casual Care will be able to accomodate children ages 0 to 12.  During regular hours (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays), Casual Care is available only for children ages 0 - 6.

To make reservations, please call 613-687-1641 ext. 2225 (North Side), or 613-687-2104 ext. 231 (South Side).
*Please note, clients must use a pre-paid punch card to pay for casual child care outside of our regular office hours. These punch cards can be purchased at the North Side and South Side locations, or by phone by calling (613) 687-1641 ext. 0. 

Do you have a doctor's appointment or errands to run?  Is your regular child care provider unavailable?

The PMFRC has two Casual Child Care locations which offer licensed child care at an affordable hourly fee for parents who need a few hours of casual child care now and then.

We provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment in which the children can be introduced to various learning experiences and develop socialization skills through peer play.

Our early learning environments employ registered Early Childhood Educators.

We care for children aged birth to six years of age.

Are you coming to Petawawa on a house hunting trip?  Don't wait until you arrive in Petawawa; call in advance to reserve a spot at one of our locations!  Please note, you will need to provide your child's immunization records when you drop them off.  If your child is not immunized, you will need to provide a statement of medical or conscience or religious belief for exemption of immunization.  You can get copies of these forms on the Ontario Ministry of Education website.


  Military Families Civilian Families
Price per child $6 / hour $7 / hour
Price per family $8 / hour $9 / family

Hours of Operation

The Casual Child Care Service is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday.

The centre will be closed on the following days:

  • a one-week closure during the March break;
  • a three-week closure during the Christmas block leave period; and
  • statutory holidays.

For more information call: 

North Side
(613) 687-1641 ext. 2225 

South Side
(613) 687-2104 ext. 231

Download our registration package
Our Parent Handbook is available on-line.