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.

 

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  

Roseneath Centennial YMCA Child Care

9047 45, Roseneath, ON K0K 2X0
705-872-1788

Municipality of Brighton

Brighton Children's Centre

24 Elizabeth Street, Brighton
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

Colborne YMCA Child Care

8 Alfred St, Colborne, ON K0K 1S0 

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

Compass Early Learning and Care-Beehive

35 Centre Street, Campbellford
705-653-5375

Compass Early Learning and Care-Hillcrest

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.