Child Care Fee Subsidy

Child Care Fee Subsidy can help to pay for licensed child care and approved camp and recreation programmes for children up to age 13. Fee Subsidy is available for children attending programmes that have a subsidy agreement with the County of Wellington.


To be eligible for Fee Subsidy you must have a Need for Care and be eligible based on your family income.

Need for Care

• You are working (full time, part time, self-employed)
• You are attending school or a training programme
• You have a medical or family need that can be helped by your child attending child care
• You have a child with a disability or special need, and child care is recommended by the agencies working with your child
*NOTE: If you are a two-parent family, both of you must have an approved need for care.

Family Income

• You need your income tax from the most recent tax year to apply for Subsidy.
• Your share of the child care cost is based on your income tax Notice of Assessment (line 23600) and/or Canada Child Tax Benefit (family net income).
• Depending on your family’s income, fee subsidy may be able to help you with all or part of your child care costs. Your share of the cost remains the same regardless of how much care you use.

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