You will need this approval if you intend to provide a family day care or centre-based service for children under 13 years of age.
Family day care is an approved form of child care provided in an educator's home.
A centre-based service is an education and care service delivered at a centre and can include:
- most long day care
- outside school hours care services.
Your provider approval will enable you to apply for one or more service approvals. A service approval authorises you (an approved provider) to operate an education and care service.
This approval is nationally recognised, which means that you will not need to apply for a provider approval in each jurisdiction in which you intend to operate an education and care service.