Operators of Private Day Care Centres are urged to register or renew their licences by January 31.

The Child Care Board has reminded operators that in accordance with the Child Care Board Act 1981-34, and the Child Care Board (Private Child Care Centre) Regulations 1986, that "…it is illegal to operate any such establishment without a Certificate of Registration from the Child Care Board. 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 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; current Medical Certificates for all staff; current Food Handler Certificates for all persons handling food; and current Certificates of Character from the Royal Barbados Police Force for all staff.

New applications and relocations must have the written approval of the Chief Town Planner to operate from the proposed site, as well as a Certificate of Registration from the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office.

Any changes to original applications should be reported in writing to the Director of the Child Care Board.

For further information regarding the registration of Child Care Centres, please write to: The Director, The Child Care Board, Fred Edghill Building, Cheapside, St. Michael or call 426-2577.


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