About BES(t) 4 Kids

Statutory scheme

Organizations for daycare and after-school facilities must dispose of an operating license. This license is issued by the public entity if the organization meets the criteria laid down in the Childcare Island Ordinance. Grace periods may apply to certain requirements. Organizations then have a slightly longer period to meet the criteria. There is no transition period for new organizations; they must meet all requirements immediately.

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The Inspectorate of Education checks if the rules laid down in the Childcare Island Ordinance are met. If the inspectorate determines that an organization does not comply (or no longer complies) with the conditions, it takes action. If the inspectorate concludes that the operating license of a childcare organization should be revoked, then they advise that to the public entity, which then makes a decision.

The licensing regime, the supervision and the enforcement policy must have been embedded in legislation and regulations and island ordinances and taken effect in 2024.