What is a Registered Child Care Centre ?

Registration of Child Care Centres is under the purview of the Department of Social Welfare and all must comply with the Child Care Centre Act 1984 [Act 308], (Rev 2007) which states that :

The purpose of the Act is to provide for the registration, inspection and enforcement of child care centres and for matters related thereto to ensure that the wellbeing, safety and overall development of the child is held paramount.”

"Under Section 2 of Act 308 "child care centre" means any premises which receive four (4) or more children under the age of four (4) years from more than one household for a fee.

A registered Child Care centre

is defined as :

  • "Registered Child Care Centre" means a child care centre that is registered under section 7.
  • Under Section 6 (1) No person shall conduct or participate in the management of a child care centre that is not registered under the provisions of this Act.
  • Under Section 6 (2) of Act 308 provides that any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offense.