Rates for the Affordable Child Care Benefit

Affordable Child Care Benefit rates are based on the type of child care provided.

The maximum monthly funding amounts below apply on the first day of the month in which a child reaches the age of 19 months, 29 months and 37 months, as applicable.

School age below means the child will have reached age 5 on or before December 31 of that school year.

If your child is school age but is not enrolled in school you may be eligible for full day rates for the type of care. Include this information in your application or contact the Child Care Service Centre.


Licensed Child Care

Licensed child care providers are monitored and regularly inspected by regional health authorities and meet specific requirements.

Group child care / multi-age child care / school-age child care on school grounds

Maximum monthly funding

Children under 19 months

$1,250

Children 19 months and over but under 37 months

$1,060

Children 37 months and over but who have not reached school age

$550

Children of school age

$415

Family child care / in-home multi-age child care

Children under 19 months

$1,000

Children 19 months and over but under 37 months

$1,000

Children 37 months and over but who have not reached school age

$550

Children of school age

$415

Licensed Preschool

Children 29 months and over but who have not reached school age or who have reached school age but who are not enrolled in school

$225

Other

Care surrounding school day (children enrolled in school) $210

Registered Licence-Not-Required Child Care

These are unlicensed care providers. They must have registered with a Child Care Resource and Referral Centre.

Child care provided in a registered licence-not-required setting

Maximum monthly funding

Children under 19 months

$600

Children 19 months and over but under 37 months

$600

Children 37 months and over but who have not reached school age

$550

Children of school age

$415

Care surrounding school day (children enrolled in school)

$210

Licence-Not-Required Child Care

These child care providers can operate legally in B.C. They are not registered, licensed, monitored or inspected. And they do not have to meet health and safety standards. 

Child care provided in an unlicensed (licence-not-required) setting

Maximum monthly funding

Children under 19 months

$438

Children 19 months and over but under 37 months

$404

Children 37 months and over

$354

Care surrounding school day (children enrolled in school)

$210

In-Child's-Own-Home Care

This is unlicensed care, arranged at the child’s home. For example, a nanny or a baby-sitter. Kids from other families can’t be included in this care. The care provider can’t be a relative who lives in the home.

Child care provided in a child's own home

Maximum monthly funding

First child under 19 months

$394

First child 19 months and over

$318

Second child under 19 months

$198

  • First child of school age receiving care before or after school care if another child in the family, who has not reached school age, is also in care in the home
  • Second child, unless the child is under 19 months, whether or not receiving care surrounding school day
  • Each additional child, whether or not receiving care surrounding school day

$147

Care surrounding school day: First child of school age unless another child in the family, who has not reached school age, is also in care in the home

$210