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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)


General Regulations Regarding Children, 2010

Chapter 5 : Early Childhood Development (Sections 91-103 of the Act)

24. Application for registration of early childhood development programme


(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-regulation (2), an application for the registration or conditional registration of an early childhood development programme or the renewal of such programme must be lodged with the provincial head of social development of the province where the early childhood development programme is to provided and must be in a form identical to Form 16.


(2) If the performance of the functions contemplated in sections 96 and 97 of the Act has been assigned to the municipal manager as contemplated in section 102 of the Act, an application referred to in sub-regulation (1) must be lodged with the municipal manager or a social service professional in the employ of the municipality and to whom the municipal manager has delegated such function.


(3) An application contemplated in sub-regulation (1) must contain the following:
(a) The name and identity number of the applicant;
(b) the physical and postal address of the applicant;
(c) the contact particulars of the applicant;
(d) the particulars of the early childhood development programme in respect of which the application is made;
(e) an implementation plan for the early childhood development programme in respect of which the application is made;
(f) the staff composition of people who will be responsible to provide the early childhood development programme;
(g) the financial statements of the partial care facility or child and youth care centre; and
(h) a clearance certificate issued by the Director-General and the Director-General of Justice and Constitutional Development, respectively to the effect that the name of the applicant and staff members do not appear in Part B of the National Child Protection Register or the National Register for Sex Offenders.