Earn $7,000 – $10,000/month as a Responsible Adult in BC

Responsible Adults in BC Have an Average Wage of $17 – $23/hr and Earn Up to $3,500/month.

These earnings are typical when working in the role of preschool or daycare helper.


Did you know that with the Responsible Adult Course training you can open your own home daycare in BC?

Typical earnings for home daycares are $1000 – $1400/month per child in full-time care.

As a Family Child Care owner you can care for 7 children in your home at one time.


Average Earnings for a Home Daycare Owner in BC is


$7000 – $9800/month for 7 children in your care

which equals $84,000 – $117,000 per year


The type of childcare Responsible Adults can offer in their home is called Family Child Care.

The ages of children you can care for are birth to 12 years old.

The maximum group size at any time is 7 children.

The staff-to-child ratio is 1 responsible adult (who is also the licensee) for 7 children.


Staff Qualifications:


Must be 19 years of age or older and able to provide care and mature guidance to children.

Must also have 20 hours of child care-related training, relevant work experience, a valid first aid certificate and a clear criminal record check.

The setting is in the child care provider’s own home.


Please note, child care facilities are licensed through their local health authority.

Contact your regional health authority Community Care Facility Licensing office at

this link  to receive an application package and resources help you get started.


Save Your Families up to $900 per month


on childcare fees by applying for the Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB).

The Affordable Childcare Benefit helps families with the cost of child care, depending on factors like family size, type of care and household income.

How it works:

The government pays you the family’s benefit amount directly each month.

The family pays you the balance of the fees each month.

For example:

Your fees are $1400/month.

The government pays you $900/month

The family is billed $500/month


Start-Up Grants Available

for Becoming a Licensed Child Care Facility in BC.

​The Start-Up Grants program is designed to increase the number of personal residence child care facilities in BC.

Learn all this and more in our Responsible Adult Course Bundle.