Operators of Private Child Care Centres have been reminded that their businesses must be registered, and licences renewed, by January 31, 2014.

The Child Care Board (CCB) has reminded operators that ???it is illegal to operate any such establishment without a Certificate of Registration??? from the Board, and ???failure to comply with the Child Care Board???s Regulations may result in closure or a penalty, which is a fine of $500 and or six months imprisonment???.

All applications must be accompanied by certificates of inspection from the Barbados Fire Service and the Ministry of Health, as well as an appropriate food licence issued by that Ministry.

Current medical certificates and Certificates of Character for all staff, as well as recent Food Handler???s Certificates for persons involved in food preparation, are also required.

Additionally, 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 the department of Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property.

All changes to original applications should be reported in writing to the CCB???s Director, Fred Edghill Building, Cheapside, St. Michael.

Additional information on the registering process may be obtained by contacting the Director at 426-2577.


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