Day Care Centre Forms

Day care centres provide care for more than three children outside of the home and must follow the Children Act 1998 and the Day Care Centre Regulations 1999. Below are additional resources:

Legislation and Policy

Children Act 1998

Day Care Centre Regulations 1999

PDF iconChild Care Standards 2018

Outbreak Report Forms for Schools and Other Childcare Facilities

Guidance on Infection Control in Schools and Other Childcare Setting.pdf

Training and Education

Child Care Training and Education Resources


How to open a new Day Care Centre

Day Care Centre Lay-out Advice

Child to Staff Ratio Flyer


Letter to Day Care Centres and Providers re: Children's Names - November 2019

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

Letter to Day Care Centres and Providers re: Approved Water Source Policy

Application Form

Day care centre application form

Facility Change of Information Form

Personnel Forms

Staff Change of Information Form

Staff Change of Information Form (EDITABLE)

Child to Staff Ratio Form

File Checklist for Day Care Staff or Substitute

File Checklist for Volunteer and Non Instructional Day Care Staff

Day Care Centre Personnel Application Form

Day Care Personnel Reference Questionnaire

Medical Clearance Form

PDF iconChild Abuse Register Clearance Request Form

Magistrates Court Criminal Background Check Application Form


FileFire Safety Check List.docx

PDF iconSick child policy (template) PDF or Microsoft Office document iconSick child policy (template) WORD

PDF iconDiscipline guidance policy (template) PDF or Microsoft Office document iconDiscipline guidance policy (template) WORD

PDF iconChild Abuse Prevention Sample Code of Conduct

PDF iconScars Volunteer Code of Conduct

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

For more information about the Child Care Regulation Programme visit: Child Care Regulation Programme