Directly Operated Child Care Programmes

The County of Wellington is a licensed service provider for four child care programmes in the Wellington and Guelph area.

About our programmes

County of Wellington Child Care Centres strive to provide nurturing and inclusive environments that are attuned to the interests of children - what they know and what they wonder about. It is through these environments, as well as play and inquiry experiences, that all children, who we view as competent, capable and creative; can develop their unique disposition, resilience, and skills for life-long learning.

Our programmes work with Inclusion Supports Services, a team of child care staff and community service agencies that work with families to ensure all children, including those children with disabilities and special needs can fully participate in child care.

The County of Wellington currently directly operates child care programmes in Mt. Forest, Palmerston, Aboyne, and Guelph. Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre which opened in September 2019 is our newest programme. For more information about any of our directly operated child care programmes, please click on the name of the programme below.

View our latest media release

Our centres

 Mount Forest Child Care and Learning Centre

Location

311 Foster Street, Mount Forest ON, N0G 2L1

At the County of Wellington Community Services Centre.

Child care spaces offered

Mount Forest Child Care and Learning Centre provides care for children ages birth to 3.8 years (44 months) this includes:

  • 6 spaces for infants (birth to 18 months)
  • 10 spaces for toddlers (18 months to 30 months)
  • 16 spaces for preschoolers (30 months to 48 months)

Hours

6:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Friday, full year round (statutory holidays excluded)

Contact

Mindy Brunet Supervisor, Mount Forest Child Care and Learning Centre T 519.417.2902 Email Mindy Brunet.

Mount Forest Child Care and Learning Centre parent and guardian handbook

View the Mount Forest Child Care and Learning Centre parent and guardian handbook.

Fees

Infant programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$58.90

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$70.55

½ day with lunch

$38.30

½ day without lunch

$35.30

Toddler programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$47.65

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$52.15

½ day with lunch

$32.45

½ day without lunch

$27.95

Preschool programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates  

Full day, 5 days/week

$41.85

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$46.20

½ day with lunch

$26.85

½ day without lunch

$23.45

Need help paying for child care? Learn about child care fee subsidy.

 Palmerston Child Care and Learning Centre

Location

 540 Prospect Street South, Palmerston ON, N0G 2P0

Child care spaces offered

Palmerston Child Care and Learning Centre provides care for children ages birth to 3.8 years (44 months) this includes:

  • 10 spaces for Infants (Birth to 18 months)
  • 15 spaces for Toddlers (18 months to 30 months)
  • 24 spaces for Preschoolers (30 months to 48 months)

Hours

6:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Friday, full year round (statutory holidays excluded)

Contact

Mindy Brunet, Supervisor, Palmerston Child Care and Learning Centre T 519.417.2902 Email Mindy Brunet.

Palmerston Child Care and Learning Centre parent and guardian handbook

View the Palmerston Child Care and Learning Centre parent and guardian handbook

Fees

Infant programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$58.90

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$70.55

½ day with lunch

$38.30

½ day without lunch

$35.30

Toddler programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates  
Full day, 5 days/week $47.65
Full day and less than; 5 days/week $52.15
½ day with lunch $32.45
½ day without lunch $27.95
Preschool programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates  

Full day, 5 days/week

$41.85

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$46.20

½ day with lunch

$26.85

½ day without lunch

$23.45

Need help paying for child care? Learn about child care fee subsidy.

Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre

Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre is Open

Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre is a new child care centre in Aboyne. View our latest media release.

Add your child to the waitlist

Families that are not offered a child care space at the time the centre is opening will remain on the waitlist.

Location

477 Charles Allan Way, Fergus ON, N1M 2W3


Child care spaces offered

Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre provides care for children ages birth to 3.8 years (44 months) this includes:

  • 10 spaces for Infants (birth to 18 months)
  • 30 spaces for Toddlers (18 months to 30 months)
  • 24 spaces for Preschoolers (30 months to 48 months)

Hours

6:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Friday, full year round (statutory holidays excluded)

Contact

Kathy Klaver, Supervisor, Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre T 226.383.2266. Email Kathy Klaver.

Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre parent and guardian handbook

View the Wellington Place Child Care and Learning centre parent and guardian handbook

Fees

Infant programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$58.90

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$70.55

½ day with lunch

$38.30

½ day without lunch

$35.30

 

Toddler programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$47.65

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$52.15

½ day with lunch

$32.45

½ day without lunch

$27.95

 

Preschool programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$41.85

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$46.20

½ day with lunch

$26.85

½ day without lunch

$23.45

Need help paying for child care? Learn about child care fee subsidy

Willowdale Child Care and Learning Centre

 Location

 95 Willow Road, Guelph ON, N1H 1W4

Child care spaces offered

Willowdale Child Care and Learning Centre provides care for children ages birth to 3.8 years (44 months) this includes:

  • 6 spaces for Infants (birth to 18 months)
  • 10 spaces for Toddlers (18 months to 30 months)
  • 16 spaces for Preschoolers (30 months to 48 months)

Hours

6:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Friday, full year round (statutory holidays excluded)

Contact

Melissa Campbell Supervisor, Willowdale Child Care and Learning Centre T 519.822.6010 x 5122 Email Melissa Campbell.

Willowdale Child Care and Learning Centre parent and guardian handbook

View the Willowdale Child Care and Learning centre parent and guardian handbook

Fees

Infant programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$58.90

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$70.55

½ day with lunch

$38.30

½ day without lunch

$35.30

 

Toddler programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$47.65

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$52.15

½ day with lunch

$32.45

½ day without lunch

$27.95

 

Preschool programme rates
Amount of care2020 daily rates

Full day, 5 days/week

$41.85

Full day and less than; 5 days/week

$46.20

½ day with lunch

$26.85

½ day without lunch

$23.45

Need help paying for child care? Learn about child care fee subsidy.

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