Child Care

Northumberland County is committed to protecting the health and well-being of residents and staff. Precautionary measures have been put in place across County programs and services to support community action against the spread of COVID-19. For program and service updates, including information about emergency child care for essential workers, visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

Emergency child care services for school-aged children are available to eligible health care and frontline workers during the current provincial shutdown, as of April 19, 2021. Complete an application online.

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

Watch Me Grow

4581 County Road 45, Cobourg
289-252-2039

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 Ganaraska 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 Day Care Centre

35 Centre Street, Campbellford
705-653-5375

Beehive Day Care - 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 

Northumberland

Cook’s Home Child Care Agency

172 Queen Street, Cobourg
905-372-2143 

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.