How to register an After School Care Service | Western Cape Government

How to register an After School Care Service

  1. Meet with the relevant Service Organisation:

Before you establish an After School Care Service, you must meet with the relevant Service Organisation in your area where the following will be discussed:

  • a form 11 application form
  • DSD registration requirements and procedures
  • minimum norms and standards and other approvals that will be required such as
  • needs assessment form
  • business plan
  • job description for staff
  • clearance certificates as per the National Child Protection Register
  • daily/ holiday programme
  • menus
  • Municipal requirements which include:
  • municipal lease/ rental agreement
  • fire clearance certificate
  • zoning certificate
  • approved building plans
  • health clearance certificate
  1. Complete the relevant forms and submit it to the relevant Service Organisation.
  2. Site visits will be conducted by the relevant Service Organisation and Municipality who will determine: 
  • If the physical condition of the centre is satisfactory.
  • If administrative and financial systems are satisfactory.
  • If the services and programmes for the children are satisfactory.
  • If norms and standards are complied with.

Once all the requirements are met, the relevant Service Organisation will submit all the documents (portfolio of evidence) to DSD Head Office for the issue of a registration or conditional registration certificate. This certificate may be valid as follows: conditional registration certificates are valid for up to 2 years and full registration certificates are valid for up to 5 years, thereafter the same process will be followed for the renewal of registration of the facility.

  1. You have to re-register
  • When you move to another building or site.
  • When you make changes to the structure to accommodate more children.
  • When you sell the business or
  • When there is a change of ownership.
The content on this page was last updated on 8 February 2024