Child care information for providers

As a day care provider, camp operator or health professional, the safety of Bermuda’s children is your responsibility.

Below are some resources to help.

Day care providers:

Day care providers can care for up to three children in their homes and must be registered with Environmental Health. They must comply with the Children Act 1998 and here are some additional helpful resources:

Children Act 1998

Child Care Standards 2018

Child Care Training and Education Resources

Letter to Day Care Centres and Providers from Director of Department of Health - March 2019

Day care providers’ guidelines

Day care provider application (editable)

Day care provider checklist

Day care provider registration renewal form

Day care provider closure form

Police Clearance Application Form

Medical clearance request form (editable)

Mandatory child abuse reporting notice

Child Abuse Referral Form

Child Abuse Prevention Sample Code of Conduct

Scars Volunteer Code of Conduct

Sick child policy (template) PDF or Sick child policy (template) WORD

Discipline guidance policy (template) PDF or Discipline guidance policy (template) WORD

Guidance on infection control, exclusion and reporting of health events in schools and other child care settings

For parent’s information, including a list of licensed providers, visit the parent’s page.

Day Care Centres

Day care centres provide care for more than three children outside of the home and must follow the Day Care Centre Regulations 1999. Below are additional resources. Here are some helpful resources:

Children Act 1998

Day Care Centre Regulations 1999

Child Care Standards 2018

Child Care Training and Education Resources

Letter to Day Care Centres and Providers from Director of Department of Health - March 2019

Requirements to Notify Environmental Health - November 2018

Change of Information Form - April 2019

Day care centre registration renewal form

Day care centre staff application for certification

Police Clearance Application Form

Fire Safety Check List.docx

Sick child policy (template) PDF or Sick child policy (template) WORD

Discipline guidance policy (template) PDF or Discipline guidance policy (template) WORD

Guidance on infection control, exclusion and reporting of health events in schools and other child care settings

Medical clearance request form (editable)

Child Abuse Register Clearance Request Form September 2017

Mandatory child abuse reporting notice

Child Abuse Prevention Sample Code of Conduct

Scars Volunteer Code of Conduct

For parent’s information, including a list of licensed centres, visit the parent’s page.

Camp Operators:

Camps provide care for children during summer holidays and breaks throughout the year. Operators should register their camp with Environmental Health. Here are some helpful resources:

Safe Camps Guide

Top 10 things to ask about a camp

Camp operating guidelines issue brief

Summer camp application form

Guidance on infection control, exclusion and reporting of health events in schools and other child care settings

For parent’s information, including a list of licensed providers, visit the parents page.

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