London is now in Step 3 of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen. In alignment with Step 3, the City of London has expanded additional in-person City services in accordance with the new regulations.
Fee subsidy supports eligible families with the cost of child care expenses by paying a portion of the total cost, as funding permits.
Use the Child Care Fee Subsidy calculator see what your daily parent fee could be.
Applying online is the fastest way to find out if you qualify for fee subsidy.
Please note that:
Supporting documentation can be e-mailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off at the Child Care Fee Subsidy Office.
Licensed child care centres provide care for infants, toddlers and pre-school children, some centres may also offer programs for school aged children. These centres include nursery schools, full-day, and before-and-after school programs, all licensed by the Ministry of Education.
Before-and-after-school programs are offered for children attending full-day kindergarten up to grade six (ages 4-13). Full Day school age care is also provided for non instructional days (i.e. PD days, Christmas, March Break and summer). These programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education.
Licensed home child care agencies contract individual caregivers to provide care for infants, toddlers and pre-school aged children within their own homes. Some home caregivers may also offer before-and-after school care. These programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education.
Community Support Associates receive fee subsidy applications. They are responsible for determining eligibility, providing updates to families about their ongoing subsidy, and providing referral information and supports available in the community.
For more information regarding your Community Support Associate, contact .
Children will be placed in child care programs based on the order of their application, using their date of eligibility. If budget allocations reach their maximum for the year, no new placements can be considered and the family will be placed on a waitlist.
Full day kindergarten is available at all elementary schools for children turning 4 or 5 by the end of the year. As a result, full day child care fee subsidy will not be provided for children this age. “Before” or “after” care and care for “school closure days” may be subsidized for eligible parents with children attending full-day kindergarten.
If you were accessing the subsidy before, you may still be eligible, if you can provide a therapeutic referral completed by a health professional. Once received, the referral will be reviewed for eligibility.
Annual reviews are being completed. Your subsidy will continue, even if you are due for your annual review.
We recommend you complete your 2020 taxes as soon as possible. You can send in your T1 general tax form while your 2020 taxes are processed and waiting to receive your Notice of Assessment. If there is a 20 per cent or more decrease in income between 2019 and 2020 income, your review is a priority
Yes, at the same level of care and daily parent fee as before COVID-19, Centre B would need to notify the Children’s Services Child Care Fee Subsidy Office to confirm care.
You will be contacted within five business days of applying for Fee Subsidy about next steps