Process to become an approved family child care provider
If you would like to apply to be an approved family child care provider, fill out the application form or contact us. We will assign a home visitor to support you through the steps required for approval. For more details, review the Information Package about the approval process or contact us with your questions.
FCCC periodically runs Information Sessions for Providers. Contact us to find out about upcoming sessions.
Steps to approval
To be approved, child care providers are required to:
– fill out the FCCC Provider Application Form.
– receive an initial home assessment through the home visitor
– complete the Service NL Environmental Health and Fire/Life Safety inspections
– purchase commercial general liability insurance
– obtain municipal approval
– complete our family child care training (see our training programs).
– complete first aid training
– provide their immunization record
– obtain a current certificate of conduct, vulnerable sector check, and child protection record
Please note: This is just a partial list of approval requirements. A home visitor will provide you with further information once a commitment to offer regulated child care with the agency is established.
When the conditions have been met, the home visitor will recommend the child care provider for approval and a contract is signed between the provider and the Family and Child Care Connections agency. Approval certificates are granted for a maximum of 3 years.
What are an approved family child care provider’s obligations?
A child care provider who would like to be approved by the Family Child Care Agency is required to meet the standards set by Family and Child Care Connections (FCCC) and follow the regulations set out in the Child Care Act of Newfoundland and Labrador and Regulations 2017 and the Child Care Policy and Standards Manual.
The Family Child Care Agency supports child care providers in their day to day activities and, during their monthly home visits, to help make sure the required regulations are being followed.