Service Approval - New South Wales

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to operate a family day care or centre-based service for children ranging from below school age up to the commencement of a secondary school program. Centre-based services include long day care, preschool or kindergarten and outside school hours care services.

If you intend to operate multiple child care services you must apply separately for approval for each service and all services must have a nominated supervisor before it can begin operating. You must include the details of the person with an individual supervisor certificate who will be the service's nominated supervisor. If they don't have the certificate then they will need to apply for one.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • be an approved provider or have already applied for an approval
  • be the person who will operate the service and who is responsible for the management of the staff members and nominated supervisor of the service
  • ensure that the person you intend to nominate as the nominated supervisor has a supervisor certificate or has applied for one.

This approval will not be granted until your provider approval and a supervisor certificate are granted. The associated document outlines further information on requirements, including what information you must include with your application.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

This approval is perpetual until the date that it is suspended or cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

The fees for centre-based child care vary from $438 to $878 in accordance with how many children are cared for.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $658.00

Family day care

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

You will also be required to pay an annual fee. The fee ranges from $200 to $399 and will depend on the size of your service.

Other resources

Task Resources
Comply Guide to the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Approval Time

Within 90 days of receiving your application.

Additional Information

You must apply for a provider approval before applying for a service approval. You will need to apply for this approval if you are, or will be the operator of the education and care service, and be responsible for the management of the staff members and nominated supervisor of that service.

Administering agency

Department of Education

NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Information and Enquiries Team

Mailing address: Locked Bag 5107
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124
Toll Free: 1800 619 113
Phone: 02 8633 1810
Email: ececd@det.nsw.edu.au
Website: NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate (Opens in new window)