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Child Care Fee Subsidy


What is the Child Care Fee Subsidy Program?

Fee Subsidy is a program that is intended to assist eligible families with the cost of their child care expenses.  It supports eligible families by paying a portion of their total licensed child care costs, as funding permits.

Types of Licensed Child Care Programs

  • Centre-Based - includes child care centres, nursery schools and preschools; all are licensed by the Ministry of Education, Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch;
  • School-Based - before and after school programs are offered for children attending full day kindergarten and also children up to age 13; licensed under Ministry of Education, Child Care Quality Assurance and licensing branch
  • Home-Based - caregivers provide care for up to six children (including their own, under the age of six) within their own homes under contract with a licensed agency (licensed under Ministry of Education, Child Care Quality Assurance and licensing branch).

Who Does it Serve?

You may be eligible for child care fee subsidy if you:

  • have one or more children aged 0-12 years of age
  • live in the city of London
  • are currently employed
  • are attending an education institution, training program or course
  • or your child has special needs
  • are ill, experiencing stress, or have a family circumstance
  • have a doctor or another professional recommending licensed child care
  • Please use our Child Care Subsidy Calculator to see what your daily parent fee could be

Everyone’s circumstances will be different.  Applying online is the fastest way to find out if you qualify for fee subsidy.

Please note that:

  • If you are applying online, it is your responsibility to submit all required documents to our office as outlined on the application form.  Our office will not contact you for your documents.
  • If you are leaving OW/ODSP, please indicate this on the application form; you may not be subject to the waitlist.
  • Therapeutic Referral Forms for child care must be completed and signed by your doctor or other professional.

Supporting documentation can be e-mailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off at the Child Care Fee Subsidy Office.

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