Costs & Subsidy

Subsidized Child Care in the County of Huron

Families living in the County of Huron may qualify to have the full or partial amount of their childcare costs paid by the County of Huron if funding permits. This can be arranged when childcare is provided at a licensed childcare centre or an approved home provider.

Effective July 1, 2016, there is a fee subsidy wait list. If you would like your name added to this wait list please contact Children’s Services at 519.482.8505 x 4208 or complete the Child Care Fee Request Form below.

Generally, childcare costs are the responsibility of parents or legal guardian. Childcare subsidies are available to families living in Huron County that meet certain employment and financial qualifications. Eligibility is determined by guidelines set by the Ministry of Education – Early Learning Division.

Parent(s) or legal guardian can apply when:

  • The child is under 12 years old in a licensed childcare program or approved home child care.
  • A school age child is enrolled in an approved recreation program.

To qualify, parents or guardians must be participating in one of the following approved activities:

  • Employed and working full or part time.
  • Educational or training program.
  • Employment assistance activity as approved under the Ontario Works program.
  • Parent of a special needs child (medical, delays in development, social and emotional concerns) referred by a professional working with the family.

Financial eligibility for child care fee subsidy is based on family net income.  Applicants must have filed last year’s income tax return and can verify family net income with a current Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) Notice from the Canada Revenue Agency

Check our Calculator to see if you’re eligible for Child Care Subsidy
For more information, FAQ, and instructions on how to apply for childcare subsidy, please contact Huron County Children’s Services at 519.482.8505 or toll free at 1.888.371.5718.

Fee Subsidy Request


Applicant 1

* Reason for Childcare:

EmploymentSchoolTherapeutic Referral

* Income Category:

< $20,000$20,000 - $40,000> $40,000

(* As indicated on line 236 of your most recent Notice of Assessment)

Applicant 2 - If Applicable

Reason for Childcare:

EmploymentSchoolTherapeutic Referral

Income Category:

< $20,000$20,000 - $40,000> $40,000

(* As indicated on line 236 of your most recent Notice of Assessment)

Children Requiring Child Care

Child #1:

Child #2 - Optional

Child #3 - Optional

Child #4 - Optional

Childcare Requirements

What type of care do you require (Check all that apply)?:

Full TimePart TimeBefore/After SchoolMarch BreakWinter BreakSummerPD Days

Completing this Child Care Fee Subsidy Request Form provides a basic screening for wait list purposes and not confirm actual eligibility.

All submitted documents will be retained by the Corporation of the County of Huron for a period of not less than 7 years.

Notice of Collection of Personal Information: The personal information collected on this form is collected under the authority of the Child Care and Early Years Act and will be used to determine eligibility for Child Care Fee Subsidy. Questions about this collection of personal information may be directed to Children’s Service as noted above.