The Child Care Board advises operators of private day care centres that they must renew their licences, or register their businesses by January 31, 2021.
Applications for renewal of licences must be accompanied by the following supporting documents: a Certificate of Inspection from the Barbados Fire Service; a Certificate of Inspection and an appropriate food licence issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness; and medical certificates for all staff.
Operators must also provide current food handler certificates for all persons handling food, and Police Certificates of Character for all staff.
All new applications and relocations must have the written approval of the Chief Town Planner to operate from the proposed site, and a Certificate of Registration from Corporate Affairs.
Persons are reminded that, according to the Child Care Board Act 1981-34, and the Child Care Board (Private Child Care Centre) Regulations, it is illegal to operate these facilities without a Certificate of Registration from the Child Care Board. Failure to comply with the regulations may result in closure, or a fine of $500 and/or six months’ imprisonment.
To report changes to original applications, or obtain further information on the registration of child care centres, persons should write to the Director of the Child Care Board, Fred Edghill Building, Cheapside, St. Michael.