You will require this approval if you intend to use particular land or use, construct, alter or extend premises for the operation of children's services.
Children's services include operating a kindergarten or providing long day care, family day care, occasional care and outside school hours care. You will require this approval prior to applying for a licence to operate a service that provides care and developmentally appropriate programs for four or more children under the age of thirteen years in the absence of their parents and guardians.
This approval ensures the premises and location of the children's service will be satisfactory for children's use and that the persons who intend to operate or exercise control over the children's service are fit and proper. It does not permit the operation of the service.