Service Approval - Western Australia

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to operate a family day care or centre-based service for children ranging from below school age up to the commencement of a secondary school program. Centre-based services include long day care, preschool or kindergarten and outside school hours care services.

If you intend to operate multiple child care services, you must apply separately for approval for each service and all services must have a nominated supervisor before it can begin operating.

If you intend to operate multiple child care services you must apply separately for approval for each service. All services must have a nominated supervisor who holds a supervisor certificate before they can begin operating.

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 approval you must:

  • be an approved provider or have already applied for an approval
  • be the person who will operate the service and who is responsible for the management of the staff members and nominated supervisor of the service
  • ensure that the person you intend to nominate as the nominated supervisor has a supervisor certificate or has applied for one
  • submit any required forms and documentation and pay any required fees.

This approval will not be granted until your provider approval and a supervisor certificate are granted. The associated document outlines further information on requirements, including what information you must include with your application.

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

Duration

This approval is perpetual until the date that it is suspended or cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

The fees for centre-based child care vary from $438 to $878 in accordance with how many children are cared for.

Apply Application All $658.00

Family day care

Apply Licence All -

You will also be required to pay an annual fee. The fee ranges from $200 to $399 and will depend on the size of your service.

Forms

Act(s) name

Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 WA

Regulation(s) name

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012 WA

Lodgement process

Apply

You must create an online NQA ITS account to submit the required application forms.

Administering agency

Department of Communities

Education and Care Regulatory Unit

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Education and Care Regulatory Unit

Department of Communities

Operating address: 189 Royal Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: PO BOX 6334
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Toll Free: 1800 199 383
Phone: 08 6551 8333
Email: ecru@dlgc.wa.gov.au
Website: Education and Care Regulatory Unit (Opens in new window)