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

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.