Frequently asked questions
I need help paying for child care. How can I apply for a subsidy?
The amount you pay for child care depends on your family's income. To apply for a subsidy or for more information, contact your Consolidated Municipal Service Manager (CMSM) and District Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB) that manages fee subsidies for your region.
You may also qualify for grants and subsidies that are available from the provincial and federal governments to help you pay for child care. Learn more.
What rules or legislation regulate child care?
Learn more about the provincial licensing requirements for child care.
Where can I find information about local child care programs?
Learn more about finding the right child care for your family.
I want to look after children in my home. Can I care for more than five children if I hire another person to help me?
I think my neighbour is caring for more than five children without a licence. What should I do?
What happens if a caregiver is providing care for more than five children without a licence?
I look after five children and my neighbour looks after five other children. Can we get together with the children for playdates at each other's homes?
Will my child care fees increase as full-day kindergarten is introduced?
The government continues to provide fee subsidies to low-income families accessing child care.
The gradual implementation of full-day kindergarten will allow our government to work closely with our municipal partners so that families continue to have access to affordable child care.