You will need to apply for this approval if you are or will be the operator of the education and care service, and be responsible for the management of the staff members and nominated supervisor of that service. You must have a provider approval before applying for a service approval.
There are two types of service approvals:
- centre-based service, which includes long day care, preschool (or kindergarten), and outside school hours care
- family day care service.
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.