Residual Services Approval - South Australia


You will need approval if you intend to provide residual education and care services for children. Residual services are services which are not covered by the National Quality Framework and are regulated under state law.

This approval authorises you to provide the following kinds of services:

  • in-home care for children in their own homes, such as a babysitting or nanny service
  • occasional care for four or more children in a place other than a child's home on an occasional basis (not all day care)
  • rural care for seven children or fewer in a rural community
  • mobile care for children younger than school age at multiple locations and with the transport of equipment and materials to those locations
  • family day care delivered by a sole educator who cares for children in the educator's home.


Your provider approval will enable you to apply for one or more service approvals. A service approval authorises you (an approved provider) to operate an education and care service.

You will need a separate service approval for each education and care service you plan to operate.

Service type


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 a fit and proper person to be involved in the provision of an education and care service. Whether you are a fit and proper person is determined by reference to your history of compliance with education, care and children's services law, criminal history, financial circumstances, and general capabilities to provide a service.

Other eligibility requirements may apply depending on the type of service you intend to provide.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00

Provider approval. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $400.00

Service approval. Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $100.00

Notice of transfer of a service approval. Fees for 2023-24

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.