As a home childcare provider, you must:
- offer a childcare environment that ensures the health, safety and well-being of the children;
- hold a certificate attesting to successful completion of a general first aid course. Effective April 1, 2016, the first aid course must be adapted to early childhood and include a component on the management of severe allergic reactions;
- show that you and the persons residing in the residence where you provide your services do not have an impediment.
Promoting the health, safety and development of children in childcare is part of your priorities. Several aspects are involved in children's health and safety, particularly diet, daily care, hygiene, prevention of infections, diseases and injuries, judicious administration of medications, and the cleanliness and safety of indoor and outdoor furniture and play materials.
Your Coordinating Office is responsible for conducting three unannounced visits to your childcare service to ensure you comply with the Act and the regulations on these aspects.
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