Opening a creche

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ali d
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Opening a creche

Post by ali d » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:03 pm


Can you please provide some guidance on how I go about opening a creche/occasional care for weekends. I haven't had any luck in finding any helpful information and have called ACECQA but they were unable to help as its not CCS approved.

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Re: Opening a creche

Post by Lorina » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:44 pm


I have the following information which may help. It is aimed for WA however if you another state, you could still find the information useful and use it as a general guideline.

Setting Up A Creche

Let me know if you would like any further information or any questions.


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Re: Opening a creche

Post by Butterflyblue » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:54 am

Hi Ali,

Assuming your not looking to open and operate occasional childcare with a
provider or service approval I think you might have better luck contacting your local council and or state/territory regulatory authority.

Councils in particular are good because a lot of things go through them zoning, permits etc

From my general understanding creches are usually attached to a business of some kind, so you would need one to start up, have access to one, or some kind of building/facility to look after children from.
I think most are run either by private business, community organisations or are approved long day cares styled as creches

Another option if possible is to contact creches in your area and seek some basic information that way.

There isn't a lot of information out there, but creches exist in almost every state/territory so there must be a way to open one!
Found a couple of things - links below

Good luck! šŸ˜Š ... 45/creches ... -authority ... -guideline ... Creche.pdf

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