When it is time to work and children are around ...


The Workaround is here for your child care needs.

We offer emergency child care for those unforeseen days when your caregiver is suddenly unavailable, alongside regular daily play-based learning programs from 9 am - 4 pm, all available starting at $10/hour/child.*

Think of it as “bring your kid to work day”, but with registered early childhood educators on hand to help you out. A workaround that improves the typical kids-climbing-on-you-at-home struggle.

The Workaround makes sense for parents on maternity or paternity leave, who want to return-to-work gradually but who haven’t yet accessed full-time care.

It’s a part of a larger solution because finding full-time high-quality care in Toronto’s east end is nearly impossible.

*Note that infants under 18 months require more 1-1 care and as such the rate for infant care is $15/hour.

All children 18mths+ are $10/hour/child

The Workaround is saving my sanity and my marriage. I’m not racing to finish work during broken-up naps. I am more at ease after leaving here. Working from The Workaround is everything.
— Jen, A Thrilled Working Parent
Photo Credit:  Gabby Frank

Photo Credit: Gabby Frank

ChildCare at The Workaround is Easy:

We are offering a play-based learning program led by registered early childhood educators. Childcare is available for $10/hour/child for children over 18 months and $15/hour/child for infants 6 months - 18 months. Monthly and dedicated desk pricing for childcare is $10/hour (any age).

Childcare is available five days a week, 9:00am - 4:00pm. Our educators are available to stay after 4:00 pm if we know in advance and can schedule staff to be here. Please request a childcare spot for your child here, and we will bill you at the end of your visit for the number of hours you stayed onsite. All childcare billing is completed through our online platform, making logistics simple.

We can support children six months - 5 years old, and during PA days and school holidays (March Break, Winter Break) for children 3 - 8 years old.

You must remain on site while your child is at The Workaround, unless your child is enrolled in a school aged PA day or school break programming day. Babes in arms ok anywhere at The Workaround.

Review our parent overview and child registration form here.

Chestfeeding and pumping encouraged anywhere you are comfortable. Private rooms available as you need. An onsite freezer for breastmilk is ready for you, along with complementary milk storage bags.

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