Purchase of Service Agreements

A Purchase of Service Agreement is a contract between the County of Wellington and a licensed child care operator.

Two types of Purchase of Service Agreements are for Wellington General Operating Grants and for Fee Subsidies.

 Wellington General Operating Grant

 The purpose of the Wellington General Operating Grant is to support the costs of operating licensed child care programmes in order to improve access to high quality, affordable early learning and child care for children and their families.

The Wellington General Operating Grant Strategy is based on research evidence and effective practices that prioritize financial budgeting models that support the highest quality service delivery at the programme level.


Wellington General Operating Grant Guidelines


 Fee Subsidy

The purpose of the Purchase of Service Agreement for Fee Subsidy is to provide financial support to eligible families to access licensed child care.

Purchase of Service Agreements for the Wellington General Operating Grant includes Fee Subsidy. 

How do you apply for a Purchase of Service Agreement with the County of Wellington?

Only licensed child care programmes that operate in the Wellington service delivery area (County of Wellington and City of Guelph) that meet the requirements of the County of Wellington may be eligible for Purchase of Service Agreements.

Please contact the Manager of Child Care Administration at the Children's Early Years Division, for more information:

Dawn Dietrich
Manager of Child Care Administration
T 519.837.3620 x 3690

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