Child Care Licence - Tasmania

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a child care facility or service that only operates occasionally and with a small number of children. Occasionally means once or twice a week.

There are three types of licences that you can be granted:

  • approved registration body licence
  • centre-based child care licence
  • home-based child care licence.

Approved registration body licences authorise the person to perform the following:

  • arrange, organise or coordinate the placement of a potential child carer with a child within the child's primary residence
  • arrange, organise or coordinate meetings between a potential child carer and the parent of a child in the child's primary residence
  • approve and register child carers.

Centre-based child care licences authorise the person to operate a child care centre on a premises specified in the licence. Home-based child care licences authorise the person to operate or provide child care in a place of primary residence, as specified in the licence.

If you are operating a child care facility or service that does not fall under these licences, you may need to be licensed under the National Act. All people working or volunteering in education and child care services will also require a Working with Children Registration or a valid safety screening clearance by the Agency.

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 licence, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • obtain a working with children registration
  • submit the required form
  • provide any additional information or documents.

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

Duration

A period not exceeding 2 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

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

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Approval Time

90 days from the day which your application is received.

Administering agency

Department of Education

Early Years and Schools

Education and Care Unit

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Mailing address: GPO BOX 169
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 5425
Phone: 1300 135 513
Email: ecu.comment@education.tas.gov.au
Website: Education and Care Unit (Opens in new window)