Applying for a Child Care Licence
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A licence is required when care is being provided to three or more persons who are not related to the care giver by blood or marriage.

Before you begin

Visit the Ministry of Health operating a licensed child day care facility website.

Review the documents:

Applying for a child care licence

Step 1: Review the information in The Guide - Applying for a Child Care Licence. Open this document or print to use as a reference. A checklist is also available to assist you.

Step 2: Follow the process provided in The Guide and submit all documents, forms, and policies to Licensing Direct.  Go to the Information for Applicants page for more information. Familiarize yourself with legislation and standards.

Step 3: A licensing officer from Licensing Direct will review the information you submit and contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps and schedule an inspection.

Information and forms you may need

Forms - Interior Health (all forms can be filled, saved and then submitted electronically)

Contact us

For submissions and to reach a Licensing Officer contact Licensing Direct at:

Phone us: 1-877-980-5118; 8:30am - 4:30pm PST, weekdays excl. statutory holidays
Email us: Contact us by email
Fax us:
Mail or visit us: 505 Doyle Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 0C5

If you submit your application in person at a local health centre it will be forwarded to Licensing Direct

NOTE: If at any time you decide to withdraw your application for licence, please advise Licensing Direct immediately of this so your file can be closed.


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