The nature of the early childhood service (daycare, preschool, day and night care, combined daycare and preschool) that businesses can apply for.


Step 1:  Complete and submit an application form and supporting documents to the Chief Education Officer, Ministry of
             Education and Culture.

Step 2:  Forwarding of Application package to the Education Officer responsible for Early Childhood Services for processing.

Step 3:  Documents inspected and letter of acknowledgement sent to applicant.

Step 4:  Written requests prepared and sent to relevant inspection departments (Fire and Rescue, Environmental Health).

Step 5:  Appointments for inspection with departments listed, in addition to Education, is made and carried out.

Step 6:  Inspecting bodies to forward findings from inspections to Officer for Early Childhood, Ministry of Education and Culture.

Step 7:  Once approved by all the relevant inspection bodies, formal recommendations from Early Childhood Education
             Officer, would be submitted to the Minister for Education for approval.

Step 8:  Letter of Approval to be sent to the applicant.

Supporting Documents

• Full proposal • Floor plan to scale with proposed layout of furnishings • Certificate of Good citizenship / Police Report (for proprietor) • 2 Reference letters

Method of Applying

In person with the application form

Turn Around Time

6 months

Department Contact Information

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
P.O. Box 72 Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110 

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2151