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Register an ECD centre<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​Register with the City​​​​​</h2>​​</span><span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p>You will need to submit separate applications to both the City of Cape Town and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape in order to be fully registered.</p></div></div> <p>Before you can submit your registration documents to the provincial government, you will have to register with the City and ensure that you have the correct approvals.</p> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Ensure that you have the correct <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Planning-building-and-development/Land-use-applications/Apply-for-land-use"> land use and zoning</a> certificates.</p> <p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Request a <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Request-a-service/Request-an-inspection/Request-a-fire-inspection"> fire inspection</a> and obtain a fire clearance certificate.</p> <p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Request an <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Request-a-service/Request-an-inspection/Request-an-environmental-health-inspection">environmental health inspection</a> and obtain a health clearance certificate.</p> <p> <strong>Step 4:</strong> Download and complete the Application for Childcare Facilities form from the document centre below.</p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>Include the following along with your application form:</b></p><ul><li>a fire clearance certificate</li><li>land use and zoning approvals, or copies of submissions if approval is pending</li><li>a copy of a first-aid certificate of at least one staff member</li><li>a certified copy of the applicant’s ID</li></ul></div></div>​​​​​​</span> <p> <strong>Step 5:</strong> Once you have completed the application form and provided all supporting documentation, post it to:</p> <p> <em>Director: City Health</em><br><em>PO Box 2815</em><br><em>Cape Town </em> <br> <em>8000</em></p> <p>You can also fax it to <em> <a>021 400 4894</a></em><em>.</em></p> <p> <strong>Step 6:</strong> You will be contacted pending the outcome of your submission.</p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​Register with provincial government​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Once you have completed your registration with the City, you will then need to register your ECD centre with provincial government’s <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/social-development" target="_blank"> Department of Social Development<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Develop a business plan for your centre. This plan must contain the following details: </p> <ul><li>Business hours of the partial care facility.</li><li>Fee structure.</li><li>Day care plan.</li><li>Staff list.</li><li>Disciplinary policy.</li></ul> <p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Develop a constitution for your ECD centre. It must contain the following:</p> <ul><li>Name of the centre.</li><li>Types of services to be provided.</li><li>Composition, powers and duties of the management.</li><li>Powers, obligations and undertaking of management and, where applicable, to delegate all authority for the care, management and development of children to the head of the centre.</li><li>A procedure for changing the constitution.</li><li>A commitment from management to ensure compliance with the national norms and standards for childcare facilities.</li></ul> <p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Visit the Department of Social Development and meet with a social services professional. They will need to assess your proposal and make an official report on its viability.</p> <p> <strong>Step 4:</strong> Download and complete the Application for Registration of a Partial Care Facility form at the bottom of the page. </p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>Include the following along with your application form:</b></p><ul><li>details of the ECD centre manager's skills along with copies of their childcare qualifications</li><li>a report by social services professional on the viability of the proposal (see step 3 above)</li><li>a business plan</li><li>the centre’s constitution</li><li>zoning and land use certificates as required</li><li>original copies of approved building plans or, copies of submission if plans are awaiting approval</li><li>an emergency plan</li><li>clearance certificates stating that the names of the applicant and all staff members do not appear on the National Register for Sex Offenders</li><li>health clearance certificate</li></ul></div></div>​​​​​​</span> <p> <strong>Step 5:</strong> Hand in your application at: </p> <p> <em>Department of Social Development</em><br><em>Union House </em><br><em>14 Queen Victoria Street </em><br><em>Cape Town </em><br><em>8001</em></p> <p> <strong>Step 6:</strong> Once your application has been received, it will be sent to the Provincial Department of Health for an evaluation on the acceptability of the premises as an ECD centre. If there are requirements that still need to be met, you will be notified by the department and given six months to comply. A site inspection will be conducted to confirm that you have met all the requirements.</p> <p> <strong>Step 7:</strong> Once all the requirements have been met, you will be issued with a registration certificate for your ECD centre.</p> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​Contact us​​​​​​</h2> <div class="contact"><h4>​City Call Centre<br></h4><ul><li> <em>Telephone:</em><br><em><a>0860 103 089</a></em></li><li> <strong>Provincial Department of Social Services</strong></li><li> <em>Telephone:</em><br><em><a>021 483 5045</a></em></li></ul></div></span>GP0|#fab8d403-cdfb-42c8-981b-600f7c827158;L0|#0fab8d403-cdfb-42c8-981b-600f7c827158|Social organisations;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#0e53d0b3-0c5c-4a15-8cac-35c5e305afa3To operate a creche or childcare facility in Cape Town, you will need to first register with the City.

 

 

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Smart Living Handbook: Audit Guide For ECD Centres1071985GP0|#dcc8214b-489e-4c99-a7e9-6bc8bda6e154;L0|#0dcc8214b-489e-4c99-a7e9-6bc8bda6e154|Handbook;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e;GP0|#63522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33;L0|#063522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33|Guideline2019-08-31T22:00:00Z

 

 

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