Service Approval for an Early Childhood Education and Care Service - South Australia

Service summary

Persons intending to operate a child care centre, preschool, family day care scheme or out of school hours care service (or any other service declared in regulations) and employing or contracting persons to provide education and care for children under the age of six years, must have a Provider Approval, a Service Approval and a Nominated Supervisor for the service.

An Approved Provider may apply for Service Approvals if they wish to operate one or more education and care services.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

An Approved Provider may apply for a service approval for an education and care service. The application must nominate a certified supervisor who will be the nominated supervisor and include that person's written consent to the nomination. New services must also meet relevant Building Code requirements.


Ongoing unless transferred, suspended or cancelled.


Variable. Please confirm at time of application.

Administering agency

Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of South Australia

Act(s) name

Education & Early Childhood Services (Registration and Standards) Act 2011 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Education & Care Services National Regulations 2011 (South Australia)

Contact details

Project Officer

Open business hours 8.30am to 5.00pm

Operating address:
Level 8, The Conservatory
131-139 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1811
Adelaide SA 5001

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