State Regulated Education and Care Service Approval - New South Wales

Description

You may require this approval if you intend to operate a business that provides a state regulated education and care service. State regulated education and cares services are services involving the education of, or care for children under the age of six who do not attend school, in the form of:

  • home-based services: provided at the home of the carer
  • mobile services: visits specific premises, areas or places at specified times for the purposes of providing education or care
  • centre-based occasional services: provided at fixed premises other than the home of the carer
  • budget based funded services: does not receive the Child Care Benefit.

If your education or care service does not fall within one of the categories listed above, you may require a nationally recognised approval.

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.

Exemptions

You will not be required to apply for a provider approval or service approval if you intend to operate a child supervision service in a shopping centre.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to provide a state regulated education and care service, you will need to obtain three separate approvals:

  • Provider approval: enables you to apply for one or more service approvals.
  • Service approval: authorises an approved provider to operate a service.
  • Supervisor certificate approval: allows individuals to serve as the nominated supervisor for an approved service.

Eligibility requirements will vary depending on the type of service you intend to provide. Please consult the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

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 $400.00

Home based service fee

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $600.00

Mobile service

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

$400 to $800 for centre based occasional services, depending on the number of children.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $185.00

Home based service annual fee

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $275.00

Mobile service annual fee.

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

$185 to 365 for centre based occasional service annual fee, depending on the number of children.

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)