Provider Approval to Operate an Early Childhood Education and Care Service - South Australia


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.

A person with Provider approval can operate any Approved services, unless there is a condition on their approval limiting the services they may operate.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Body corporate or natural person. To be approved as a Provider, a person must be fit and proper with financial circumstances that do not limit their capacity to meet their obligations in providing an education and care service.


Approval, when granted, applies until cancelled or surrendered.


2019-2020 fees:
$227 Application fee.

Credit Card, Cheque, Money Order.


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

Administering agency

Education Standards Board

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Project Officer

Operating address: Level 8, The Conservatory
131-139 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: ESB
GPO Box 1811
Adelaide SA 5001
Toll Free: 1800882413
Phone: 0882260077
Fax: 0882261815
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