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Child Care Supports

Child Care Fee Subsidy 

Child Care Fee Subsidy helps eligible parents or guardians cover the cost of licensed child care or recreational programs for children up to the age of 12.

Based on eligibility, parents pay a portion of the daily cost of child care to the child care centre or recreational facility; and Early Years Services pays the balance of the daily cost directly to the centre or facility on their behalf. Eligibility is determined through an application process based on provincial legislation and municipal guidelines.  

To apply, contact us at 905-372-6846 or 1-800-354-7050, ext. 2468.

Ontario Works Child Care Assistance

Financial assistance towards the cost of licensed child care, recreational program or an informal caregiver can also be provided to parents or guardians who are involved in an Ontario Works employment, job search, education or training program. To learn more, contact your caseworker directly.

Licensed Child Care Options

Northumberland County has over 1100 child care spaces available in various types of settings:

  • Licensed Child Care Centres
  • Home Child Care Agencies
  • Nursery School Programs
  • Approved Recreation Programs
  • Special Needs Resourcing Program
  • Licensed First Nations Program

The child care centres and recreational programs are licensed / approved by the Ministry of Education, and must meet specific provincial standards that provide for the health, safety and developmental needs of the children. For a listing of child care options in Northumberland, click on the button below.

List of licensed child care options




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