Child Care Fees

In Manitoba, the provincial government does not operate any licensed early learning and child care service directly. Licensed centres are run by boards of directors, and licensed child care homes are run by the licensed home provider(s).

The government provides annual operating grants to eligible, licensed, non-profit child care facilities and sets maximum fee limits for those facilities. If a facility receives a provincial operating grant, it is called a funded facility. Funded facilities must follow the Manitoba regulation that sets out the maximum fees that can be charged for the type of child care spaces being offered.

If a licensed facility chooses NOT to receive a provincial operating grant, it is called an unfunded facility. An unfunded facility can set its own fees.

The Maximum Daily Fee chart below shows the maximum amount a family can be charged, by a funded facility, for the type of space their child is in. The maximum daily fee is set out in Schedule D of Manitoba Regulation 62/86.

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 Maximum Daily fee schedule chart effective july 1, 2013
Note: This table has been created for convenience only, and is a summary of Schedule D (Maximum Daily Fees) of the Child Care Regulation (M.R. 62/86), as of July 1, 2013. If any discrepancy exists between this table and the Regulation, then the Regulation prevails.

Nursery schools that receive an enhanced provincial operating grant are considered funded facilities, and can only charge up to the maximum amount set out in Schedule D.1 of Manitoba Regulation 62/86.

The government also provides subsidies for qualifying families to help pay for child care fees. An unfunded facility cannot charge a subsidized family more than the maximum daily fees listed in Schedule D and Schedule D.1 of Manitoba Regulation 62/86.

To find out if a facility is funded or unfunded, and what fees a specific facility is allowed to charge, please call Child Care Information Services at 204-945-0776, toll free 1-888-213-4754 or email

Early Learning and Child Care Program 210-114 Garry Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 4V4


Phone: 204-945-0776 Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754 Fax: 204-948-2625 TTY: 204-945-3724

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m