Government of New Brunswick

As a parent, you want to be confident that your child gets the best possible start in life, in a healthy, safe and happy environment. One of the best ways to ensure this is to be informed about your options. The Early Childhood Services Portal contains past and recent inspection reports thereby providing the public with a brief history of compliance by the facility.

In addition to reviewing the results of inspection reports, parents are strongly encouraged to visit early learning and childcare facilities before choosing a child day care facility.  It is important to speak to the child care operator in order to determine which facility best meets your child’s needs as he or she grows and learns. Inspection Report results are one piece of the puzzle and are intended to assist you in this very important decision.


About Inspections

As a parent, you may not know that licensed early learning and child care facilities are subject to different types of inspections. All inspections are intended to ensure that the safety, security and development of the children in care are not at risk.  

Early learning and childcare licensing staff are responsible to approve, renew, monitor and investigate early learning and child care facilities. Their primary role is to ensure that compliance occurs through the enforcement of provincial legislation.


When do inspections occur?

Early learning and childcare licensing staff conduct regular inspections of licensed early learning and childcare facilities, including 1-3 unannounced monitoring inspections per year and one renewal inspection. After each inspection, a detailed inspection report is provided to the facility that outlines their compliance with the requirements of the Early Childhood Services Act and the Licensing Regulation.

All non-compliance identified during inspections are followed up by an Early Learning and Childcare Licensing staff to ensure ongoing compliance with the act and regulations.


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Types of inspections:

Below is a list of the types of inspections that are posted online:

Renewal Inspection

An unannounced inspection is performed 45-90 days prior to the expiry of the licence to operate. This is a rigorous and thorough inspection, and all criteria of the Early Childhood Services Act and the Licensing regulation are observed as part of the inspection.

Monitoring Inspection

One or more monitoring inspections are performed during the year in order to verify compliance with legislation. 


Find Inspection Reports

To view the inspection reports of licensed Early Learning and Childcare Facilities in New Brunswick, visit

Parents are encouraged to contact the operator of a facility to discuss any specific questions or concerns related to the information contained within an Inspection Report, or to see the complete Inspection Report Form for more details.