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Purchase of Service

Operating Criteria Handbook for Child Care Service Providers

Application Package:


For more information related to the renewal of your Purchase of Service Agreement or if you are interested in applying for a Purchase of Service Agreement with the City of Peterborough please contact:

Brandi McIntyre

Early Years Funding Coordinator

(705)-748-8830 ext. 3496

Application/Renewal Process

The City of Peterborough purchases Child Care services on behalf of subsidy eligible families from licensed Child Care Centres in the City and County of Peterborough. Child Care agencies with an established purchase of service agreement are eligible to have their agreement reviewed once a calendar year.

A service contract for Child Care Subsidy is available to agencies that meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a current license issued by the Ministry of Education;
  • Complete and submit all the required budget package (see Application for Purchase of Service);
  • Have been in operation for a minimum of one year;
  • Have an active business email address;
  • Provide services to residents of the City or County of Peterborough.

Any service provider who meets the criteria as defined above may make a request to enter into a Purchase of Service Agreement.

Once the application and documentation are submitted, the Children's Services Early Years Funding Coordinator will review the package. The decision to enter into an agreement or not is at the discretion of the Program Manager and is dependent on available funding and local need.

Prior to approving a Purchase of Service application, the Early Years Funding Coordinator will schedule a site visit to meet the operator and view the site.

Once all the eligibility criteria have been met, the Program Manager may enter into an agreement with the service provider.

Child Playing at Person Child Care Centre

Child Sweeping at Person Child Care Centre