What are some responsibilities of daycares and what laws apply?

Any premises providing temporary care and guidance for more than five children under the age of 13 must be licenced by the Ministry of Education under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, unless otherwise exempt.

Other legislation, such as the Occupier’s Liability Act apply regardless of exemptions. Beyond statutory rules and regulations, as adults responsible for supervising minors, daycare providers must act as a prudent and careful parent would.