About BES(t) 4 Kids
Licensing and supervision
Organisations for childcare and after-school facilities must dispose of an operating licence. This licence is issued by the public entity if the organisation meets the criteria laid down in the Childcare Island Ordinance. Grace periods may apply to certain requirements. Organisations then have a slightly longer period to meet the criteria.
The Inspectorate of Education checks if the rules laid down in the Childcare Island Ordinance are met. If the inspectorate determines that an organisation does not comply (or no longer complies) with the conditions, it takes action. If the inspectorate concludes that the operating licence of a childcare organisation needs to be revoked, the public entity proceeds accordingly.
The licensing regime, the supervision and the enforcement policy must have been embedded in legislation and regulations and island ordinances and taken effect in 2022.