Childcare Support Act 2018

Approved childcare services provider

8. (1) In this Act “approved childcare services provider” means a childcare services provider in respect of which there is in force an agreement between the provider and the Minister as to the conditions under which financial support is to be paid for the purpose of receiving payments under the Scheme.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), an agreement under this section may specify—

(a) the conditions and circumstances for the payment of financial support to an approved childcare services provider by the scheme administrator and for its increase, reduction, withdrawal or discontinuance,

(b) conditions and restrictions in relation to the use by approved childcare services providers of financial support,

(c) the manner and means of accounting for and recording financial support,

(d) requirements as to the qualifications of the staff providing childcare services,

(e) requirements as to the standard of care of children while attending such services,

(f) requirements as to the facilities available to the children attending such services,

(g) requirements as to the keeping of records of attendance of children at such services,

(h) any other matters which appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of this section.