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Child care: Our services

When it comes to connecting families with childcare, Oxford County Human Services is here to help.

We help to manage the licensed child care system in Oxford County through:

  • Fee subsidy: financial assistance to help with the cost of licensed child care for families who qualify
  • Special needs resourcing: funding of special needs programs throughout Oxford County to support children with special needs.

New : One application form for all licenced programs, get more information here

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Child care fee subsidies are for parents or guardians who are:

  • working
  • going to school
  • in a training program
  • have a child with special needs

and need help paying for child care for children 12 years of age and under in a licensed child care program.

To qualify, you must also have filed your Federal Tax Return in accordance with Revenue Canada guidelines.

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Children with special needs

A Child First is a free program for children 12 years old and under with special needs.

Under the program, children with special needs are given the support they need to take part in community child care programs with other children in their age group. Resource teachers are available to help assess and support children with special needs.

If you are applying for subsidy because you or your child has a special need, please complete the Documentation of Parent/Guardian Special Needs or Documentation of Child Special Needs.

Licensed child care directory

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Ingersoll Children’s Centre
24 Raglan St.
Phone: 519-485-4788
Ages: 0 - 6 years

Parkside Childcare Centre
30 Caffyn St.
Phone: 519-425-0593
Ages: 2.5 – 6 years


Various locations

Licensed home child care
Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC)
Phone: 519-539-4419
Ages: 0 – 12 years


Sonbeam Christian Day Care
119 Bidwell St.
Phone: 519-842-7420
Ages: 18 months – 5 years

Tillsonburg Children’s Centre
The Livingston Centre
96 Tillson Ave.
Phone: 519-842-9000 x296
Ages: 0 - 5 years

Tillsonburg Little School Inc.
102 King St. East.
Phone: 519-842-5628
Ages: 15 months - 6 years


Good Beginnings
Algonquin Child Care Centre
Algonquin Public School
59 Algonquin Rd.
Phone: 519-421-9997
Ages: 16 months – 5 years

Good Beginnings
Woodstock District Community Complex
375 Finkle St.
Phone: 519-421-0687
Ages: 0 – 5 years

Good Beginnings
Oxford Gardens
423 Devonshire Ave.
Phone: 519-537-7850
Ages: 0 months – 5 years

Garderie francophone du comtĂ© d’Oxford
700 Bristol St.
Phone: 519-539-4419
Ages: 18 months – 3.8 years

Woodstock YMCA Childcare
808 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-1949
Ages: 18 months – 5 years

Before and after school programs are facilitated through:

Good Beginnings: 519-421-0687

Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC): 519-539-4419

Children’s Services of Community Living Tillsonburg: 519-842-6440

YMCA Woodstock: 519-539-1949

Programming is available at the following schools:


Blenheim District P.S. (OCCC)


Harrisfield P.S. (OCCC)
Laurie Hawkins P.S. (OCCC)
Royal Roads P.S. (YMCA)
St. Jude’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)


Thamesford P.S. (OCCC)


Tavistock P.S. (Good Beginnings)


Plattsville & District P.S. (OCCC)


Innerkip Central P.S


Emily Stowe P.S (YMCA)


Zorra Highland Park P.S. (OCCC)


Hickson Central P.S


Annandale P.S (YMCA)
Gyulveszi Centre (Community Living)
St. Joseph’s C.S. (YMCA)
South Ridge P.S. (YMCA)
Westfield P.S (YMCA)


Algonquin P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Central P.S. (Good Beginnings)
East Oxford Central P.S (OCCC)
Eastdale P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Ecole St. Marguerite Bourgeoys (OCCC)
Holy Family F.I.C.S. (Good Beginnings)
Northdale P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Oliver Stephens P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Roch Carrier F.I.P.S.(Good Beginnings)
Springbank P.S. (Good Beginnings)
St. Patrick’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)
St. Michael’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)
Southside P.S. (YMCA)
Winchester St. P.S. (Good Beginnings)


Little Blessings Nursery School
64 Blandford St.
Phone: 519-469-3904
Ages: 16 months – 5 years


Tavistock Preschool
131 Wettlaufer St.
Phone: 519-655-3934, 519-462-2595
Ages: 2- 5 years


Thamesford Preschool
220 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-4419
Ages: 2.6 - 3.8 years


Friendship Co-operative Playschool
723 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-4287
Ages: 18 months – 5 years
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Wee Creations Christian Preschool
800 Juliana Dr.
Phone: 519-421-9755
Ages: 2 - 5 years
Times: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday (September to June)

About Human Services

Oxford County Human Services is here to help improve the overall quality of life for clients through an integrated approach: one client, one file, one client service worker.
Human Services administers financial support programs including Ontario Works, helps clients find suitable and stable shelter in the community, and manages the licensed child care system in Oxford County including providing subsidies and special needs resourcing for those who qualify.

Contact Us

Human Service
21 Reeve Street, P.O. Box 1614
Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 7Y3
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