Family day carers attached to a scheme
Family day carers who are attached to a scheme can commence providing regulated child-related services to children and young people once they have submitted their application with the Commission as long as all adult members of the household hold a valid blue card.
This means that a family day care service can only be provided by a carer attached to a family day care scheme if:
Independent family day care providers who are not attached to a scheme
Independent family day care providers who are not affiliated to a scheme can only commence providing regulated child-related services to children and young people after they hold a valid blue card, as long as all adult members of the household hold a valid blue card.
This means that a family day care service can only be provided by an independent carer if:
When should I renew my blue card?
If they do submit their renewal application within this time frame, the family day care service can continue even after their blue card expires and while the Commission is processing their renewal.
If they do not submit their renewal within this time frame, the family day care service can continue as long as their blue cards remain valid however if the blue card expires and their renewal application has not been finalised, the service must not continue until a new blue card is issued.
The Commission will send a renewal application to all blue card holders 16 weeks prior to the expiry of their current card. You must advise the Commission of any change to your postal address.
For more information about the renewal process and to access the appropriate forms, please click here.
Please note, exemption cards have no expiry date and remain valid as long as the person is a registered teacher or police officer.
Last updated: 24 June, 2012
As a guide, you should allow at least 28 business days for your application to be processed.
Applications will take longer to process if:
To enable the Commission to forward correspondence and renewals, please ensure that your contact particulars are kept up to date.