You will need this approval if you intend to operate a family day care or centre-based service for children under 13 years of age. A service approval authorises you to operate an education and care service. Centre-based services include long day care, preschool, kindergarten and outside school hours services.
Before you apply for this approval, you must have applied for or have been granted a provider approval. A provider approval enables you to apply for a service approval. Provider approvals are nationally recognised which means that you do not need to have a separate provider approval if you intend to operate an education and care service in another jurisdiction.
If you intend to operate multiple education and care services, you must have this approval for each service you intend to operate and ensure that each service has a nominated supervisor.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.