Government of New Brunswick
  • Description
  • Fees
  • Overview

    This department is responsible for the approval and monitoring of day care facilities in the province. The Minister of this department is provided with the authority to represent the public interest for the safety and healthy development of young children, up to age 12, who are in non-parental early learning and child care arrangements. The department approves, renews, monitors and investigates day care facilities, as defined under the Day Care Regulation 83-85.

    Eligibility

    The Day Care Regulation sets out the approval and renewal requirements for day care centres and community day care homes. Maximum centre size is 60 spaces. Community day care homes must not exceed 6 children of a combination of ages or where solely school age children are cared for no more than 9 children. Both facility types include the children of the operator up to age 12

    Description

    Detailed information packages outlining the approval requirements are available from one of the department’s regional offices. Prior to operating and annually thereafter, individuals who intend to provide child day care services must submit an application to the department. All approved facilities are inspected annually. Depending on the facility’s compliance history, monitoring frequency may range from a minimum of 1 to 3 additional visits per year. The associated functions are delegated to regional Early Childhood Services Coordinators located in the department’s 8 regional offices

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2014-EECD-01-Day-Care.pdf


    Fees

    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Day Care Facility with  
      Approval Fee for Day Care Facilities - 6 - 25 spaces100.002014-04-03
      Renewal Fee for Day Care Facilities - 6 - 25 spaces75.002014-04-03
      Approval Fee for Day Care Facilities - 26 - 60 spaces200.002014-04-03
      Renewal Fee for Day Care Facilities - 26 - 60 spaces112.502014-04-03
      Renewal Fee for Day Care Facilities - 60 children and more 150.002014-04-03