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CCB reminds day care centres of registration renewal deadline

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The Child Care Board (CCB) has issued a statement as an urgent reminder to operators of private day care centres in Barbados.

Chairman Kenneth Knight stated that: “It is of the greatest importance that persons who are currently operating and those who may be seeking to establish private day care centres in Barbados, ensure that they are in full compliance with the law in having their operations registered by the Child Care Board.

This is not only in the interest of the operators, but also is in the best interest of our children whose well-being is of utmost concern to us all.”

Knight further stated that: “In the case of persons who are already operating private day care centres, the deadline for renewal of their registration falls on January 31 as was previously indicated in an earlier release.

Operators failing to register risk facing closure of the day care centre, or may be subject to a fine of $500 and/or six months imprisonment. We are appealing to all operators to come in and renew their registration so that they can operate legally and comfortably knowing that they are in full compliance with the regulations of the Child Care Board, which is responsible for the registration of all private day care centres in Barbados.” (PR)

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