Child Care

Find out if you qualify for child care assistance in Northumberland County and learn more about what child care options are available.

Child care fee subsidy

A child care fee subsidy helps by paying some or all of the cost of child care to the child care provider.

You may qualify if:

  • You are working
  • You are going to school
  • You have a child with special needs

To find out if you qualify, contact 905-372-6846 or 1-800-354-7050 ext. 2468.

Child care options

Licensed child care centres 
Township of Alnwick/Haldimand 

Grafton YMCA Child Care
718 Station Road, Grafton
905-349-2667 

Municipality of Brighton

Brighton Children's Centre
24 Elizabeth Street, Cobourg
613-475-1811

Spring Valley YMCA Child Care
212 Country Road 26, RR 7, Brighton
613-849-9585 

Town of Cobourg 

Burnham YMCA Child Care
614 Burnham Street, Cobourg
905-376-4806

Cobourg Day Care
325 Alexandria Drive, Cobourg
905-372-9507

Cobourg YMCA Child Care
339 Elgin Street, Cobourg
905-372-9247

Compass Early Learning and Care, Cobourg 
1333 Ontario Street, Cobourg
905-373-0783

CR Gummow YMCA Child Care
311 Cottesmore Avenue, Cobourg
905-372-9714

Merwin Greer YMCA Child Care
457 King Street East, Cobourg
905-375-8589

St. Joseph's YMCA Child Care
919 D'Arcy Street North, Cobourg
905-372-6444

Terry Fox YMCA Child Care
1065 Riddell Avenue, Cobourg
905-373-4664

Victoria Park Child Care Centre
172 Queen Street, Cobourg
905-372-2143

Township of Cramahe
Northumberland Hills YMCA Child Care
2246 Spring Street, Castleton
905-376-9623 
Township of Hamilton 

Baltimore YMCA Child Care
9320 Burwash Road, Baltimore
905-376-0586

Camborne YMCA Child Care
3546 Kennedy Road, RR 4, Cobourg
905-376-3452 

Plainville YMCA Child Care
4877 Burnham Street North, Gores Landing
905-375-7337

Municipality of Port Hope 

Beatrice Strong YMCA Child Care
90 Rose Glen Road, Port Hope
905-885-8246

Ganaraska Child Care Centre
(Port Hope High School)
130 Highland Drive, Port Hope
905-885-2637

North Hope YMCA Child Care
3278 Ganarask Road, RR 1, Campbellcroft
905-376-3057 

St. Anthony's YMCA Child Care
74 Toronto Road, Port Hope
905-376-3066

Sunshine Heights Co-operative Day Care
40 Ward Street, Port Hope
905-885-8929

Municipality of Trent Hills

Beehive Children's Centre
35 Centre Street, Campbellford
705-653-5375

Beehive Children's Centre - Hillcrest Site
55 Elmore Street, Campbellford
705-653-5620

Hastings YMCA Child Care
25 Albert Street, Hastings
705-653-7739

Kent YMCA Child Care
150 Kent Street, Campbellford
705-653-9205 

Percy Centennial YMCA Child Care
129 Church Street, Warkworth
705-872-1788

 
Home child care agencies 
Town of Cobourg 

Cook’s Home Child Care Agency
172 Queen Street, Cobourg
905-372-2143 

Northumberland
Wee Watch Northumberland
113 Park Street South, Peterborough
705-741-3225
 
Nursery school programs 
Town of Cobourg 

Junior Set Nursery School
326 Ball Street, Cobourg
905-372-3756

St. Peter’s Pre-School Learning Centre
240 College Street, Cobourg
905-373-1296 

 
Approved recreational programs
Municipality of Port Hope 
Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture
56 Queen Street, Port Hope
905-885-7908 
Northumberland 

YMCA Northumberland
339 Elgin Street, West, Cobourg
905-372-0161

170 Main Street, Brighton
613-475-2887 

 
Special needs resource programs
Northumberland 
Five Counties Children's Centre
700 D'Arcy Street, Unit 3, Cobourg
905-377-0192 
 
Licensed first nations programs 
Alderville 
Alderville First Nation Day Care
8913B County Road 45, Roseneath
905-352-1065 
 

Ontario Works child care assistance

If you receive Ontario Works, you may qualify for fee subsidy assistance. To learn more, please contact your caseworker directly.