Child Care Subsidy Application Form

Instructions for using this form

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If you do not have it installed on your computer, you may download the latest version free of charge from http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions.

Note: This form cannot be opened in a Web browser, and it is not compatible with mobile devices.

Step 1: Download the required Application Forms

Note: These files will automatically be saved to your computer.

Step 2: Complete the Application Form

  • Locate the downloaded file on your computer. You may need to go to your download/saved file location if the PDF form is not readily visible on your screen.
  • Open the file with Adobe Reader and fill it in (or print it and fill it in by hand).
  • You can either type information directly into each field, or cut and paste text.
  • You can save your data and re-open the file later to modify or enter additional information.

Step 3: Check for Completeness

  • Items highlighted in red are required.
    • If you are completing the form in Adobe Reader, the red highlighting will change depending on your responses.
    • If you print the form out to fill it in by hand, required sections will be noted with an asterix (*). Complete as much detail in those areas as is needed for your circumstances.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please ensure that you complete all required fields.

    Step 4: Gather your Supporting Documents

    • As you fill out your application, note where paperclip  icons are displayed. These icons will indicate where there are documents that you are required to submit with your application.
    • Your documents can be in paper format, digital format (e.g.: scanned image files, photographs), or both.

    Step 5: Submit your Application

    You have 2 options for submitting your application & supporting documents.

    Option 1 - Secure File Transfer (PDF application forms and digital files)

    This technology is used in partnership with the NS Health Authority.

    All applications and documents go directly to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

    Upload screen (capture) for the Child Care Subsidy Application

    • Go to send.nshealth.ca/envelope/childcare
    • Complete the form fields.
    • Attach your completed application form (PDF file).
    • If you have any digital versions of your supporting documents, attach these as well.
    • Click 'Send'. The information will be securely sent to the Child Care Subsidy Program.
    • If you still have paper documents to submit, they should be mailed - or hand delivered - to your local regional office, found below.

    Option 2 – Canada Post / Hand Delivery (paper forms and/or paper documents)

    Child Care Subsidy Regional Office Locations

    Halifax Office
    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development: Child Care Subsidy Program
    2021 Brunswick St
    P.O. Box 578
    2021 Brunswick Street
    Halifax, NS B3J 2S9
    Intake: 902-424-2084
    Intake Toll Free: 1-844-804-2084

    Truro Office
    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development: Child Care Subsidy Program
    60 Lorne St. Suite 3
    Truro, NS B2N 3K3
    Phone: 902-893-6167  
    Toll free: 1-844-893-6167

    Kentville Office
    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development: Child Care Subsidy Program
    76 River St.
    Kentville NS B4N 1G9
    Phone: 902-678-5108
    Toll free: 1-877-442-4415

    Yarmouth Office
    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development: Child Care Subsidy Program
    10 Starrs Road, Suite 127
    Yarmouth, NS B5A 2T1
    Toll free: 1-844-742-0703
    Phone: 902-742-0703  

    Sydney Office
    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development: Child Care Subsidy Program
    1030 Prince Street, Suite 6
    Sydney, NS B1P 5P6
    Phone: 902-563-2750
    Toll free: 1-844-794-5110