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Apply for a Child Care Subsidy

The Child Care Subsidy is a monthly subsidy that is available to families to help them with the costs of licensed child care.

Subsidies vary depending on income, and payments are sent directly to the licensed child care centre. 

Parents are still responsible for paying the amount of the difference between the fee and the amount of the subsidy.

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1. Benefits

A sliding scale based on a family’s income is used to calculate the subsidy amount. This means the lower the income, the higher the subsidy.

Child care subsidies are paid directly to child care centres or family child care homes. Parents are still responsible for paying the amount of the difference between the child care fee and the amount of the subsidy.

Here’s an example:

Total Child Care fee:          $415

Amount of Subsidy:           $275

_______________________________

Difference                           $140*

* This is the amount a family would pay out-of-pocket each month ($415-275 = $140).

 

Maximum Subsidy Rates

 

  Regina, Saskatoon, and Communities in the Northern Administration District
Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Battlefords, Lloydminster, Meadow Lake, Nipawin, Balgonie, Pilot Butte, Martensville, Warman, White Cap Dakota First Nation
Other Cities, Towns and Rural Areas
   Full Time
Part Time
 Full Time
Part time
 Full Time
Part Time
Child Care Centres
Infant
Toddler
Preschool
Kindergarten
 $570
$440
$405
$365
$400
$310
$285
$365
$485
$390
$350
$325
$340
$275
$245
$325
$410
$375
$340
$315
 $290
$265
$240
$315
School Age
Sept to June
July and Aug
$275
$385
$275
$275
$245
$340
$245
$245
$230
$330
$230
$230
Family Child Care Homes
Infant
Toddler
Preschool
Kindergarten
$485
$440
$405
$365
$340
$310
$285
$365
 $415
$390
$350
$325
$295
$275
$245
$325
$410
$375
$340
$315
 $290
$265
$240
$315
School Age
Sept to June
July and Aug
 $275
$385
$275
$275
$245
$350
$245
$245
$230
$330
$230
$230
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2. Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the subsidy, you must:

  • Be the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13;
  • Use a licensed child care facility;
  • Be a resident of Saskatchewan; and
  • Have a valid reason for child care such as employment, education, or special health needs.


Minimum Hours of Care to be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy

Child Category
Child Age / Schooling
Full Time
Part Time
Infant
Toddler
Preschool
Kindergarten
  0-19 months
  19-30 months
  30 or more months not in school
  30 or more months in school
90
90
90
90
36
36
36
36
School Age
     
Sept to June
July and Aug
  Completed kindergarten or higher
  Completed kindergarten or higher
n/a
90
20
36
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3. How to apply

  1. Download the application form or pick up one from a licensed child care facility or Child Care Subsidy office.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Mail the form to the Child Care Subsidy office.
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4. Apply

Download the Child Care Subsidy Application Form

Mail the completed form to:

Child Care Subsidy
P.O. Box 2405 Station Main
Regina, SK  S4P 4L7

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5. Further Information

Any changes to your child care subsidy have to be reported.

These include:

  • Change in number of children in your family applying for subsidy; and
  • Change of licensed child care facility 
  • Change in income
  • Change in the reason you require child care

To update your information, please refer to the guide and fill out the Update Form.

Parents may continue to report changes to address, provincial health services number, and withdrawing children from child care by telephone or email.

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