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Child Care Providers

A licensee must ensure the health, safety and well-being of children being cared for in his/her facility, and comply with the requirements of the Act, Regulation and Standards of Practice. As a licensed care provider you are required to review and become familiar with the legislation.

The following forms and publications provide a wealth of information that will be useful in assisting you with your day to day operations.

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Licensing Forms

Branch Publications

Fact Sheets

Other Publications and Websites

Application Form

Fire and Life Safety for Family Child Care

Care Plans - Child Care

An Informational Guide to Young Children's Outdoor Play Space 7 Cs

Criminal Record Check

Furnishings and Equipment Guidelines for Licensed Child care facilities

Developing a Nutrition Policy

Canada’s Food Guide

Fire Letter of Assurance

Guiding Children's Behaviours

Hiring a New Manager

Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR)

Fire Arms Letter of Assurance

Moving to a New Location

Incident Reporting in Licensed Care Facilities

Disinfection Options in Child Care Facilities

Immunization Record

Obtaining a Licence

Inspection and Risk Assessment Process

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Guide

Medical Clearance

Parents Guide to Selecting Child Care

Moving to a new location

Food Flair Training Materials

Nutrition Self Assessment

Preventing Illness in Child Care settings

Records and Documentation

Health Link BC

Serious Incident Report (Fillable PDF)

Preventing Injury in Child Care Settings

Resolving Disputes

Health Link BC – Immunizations for Children

Quick Guide to Common Childhood Diseases

Schedule E

Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools


Standards of Practice for Family Child Care

Schedule G

Ministry of Children and Family Development - Child Care

Standards of Practice for Safe Play Areas

Supervision of Children

Responding to Child Welfare Concerns


The Role of the Licensee

The Feeding Relationship

Using Your Home for Daycare  


The Role of the Licensing Officer


Well Beings


File an Online Application or Serious Incident Report

We are pleased to announce that you will now be able to file an application for licence or amendment electronically, in addition to the online serious incident report. 

Once you have completed the electronic report forms,  they will be delivered to the licensing program for review.

The process which follows does not vary from the submission of paper form; a licensing officer may contact you for additional information if required.   



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