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Child Care Services

Service Description

To assist parents who cannot take care of their young children because of work or other reasons, the Social Welfare Department subsidises non-governmental organisations to provide a variety of child care services, to meet the different needs of the parents and their young children.

 

 

Type of Services

  

Child Care Centre

Child Care Centre Services aims to provide day care to the children aged from birth to under 3 in a safe, stimulating and learning environment, to enhance their growth and development.

 

Operation Hours of Child Care Centres is from 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. (Monday to Friday) and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m. on Saturday.

 

The fees charged by the child care centres have to be approved by Director of Social Welfare Department.

 

The list of aided and private / non-profit making child care centres, the fee charge and ancillary services provided including subvented and non-subvented occasional child care service and extended hours service can be downloaded here :

 pdf (Acrobat Document)  Excel (Ms Excel Document)

 

The above list of child care centres has been updated to position as at 27.07.2016.

 

 

Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centre

Provides care and education services to children under the age of 6 years.

 

The list of kindergarten-cum-child care centres, the fee charge and ancillary services provided including subvented and non-subvented occasional child care service and extended hours service can be downloaded here :

 PDF Document (Acrobat Document)  Excel Document (Ms Excel Document)

 

The above list of kindergarten-cum-child care centres is provided by the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres of the Education Bureau and has been updated to position as at June 2016.

 

Enquiry on child care centre co-registered with kindergarden can be made at the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres of the Education Bureau at  :

   Room 602, 6/F, Cityplaza 3, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Hong Kong
   Tel. No. : 3107 2197
   Fax No. : 3107 2180

 

Harmonisation of Pre-primary services has been implemented since 1 September 2005.  For details on the harmonisation of kindergarten and child care centre, please visit the Education Bureau website : EDB Link

 

 

Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fee Remission Scheme

Children from low income families receiving full-day child care service can apply for Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fee Remission Scheme (KCFRS) to cover part or whole of service fee from the Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).

 

The Applicants may obtain application forms, guidance notes and the related application documents from the child care centres in which their children are studying / receiving care services. The child care centres will forward their application to WFSFAA for processing.  For detailed information of KCFRS, please visit the website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/

 

 

Occasional Child Care Service

Provide occasional child care assistance on full-day, half-day or two-hour sessional basis at some CCCs and KG-cum-CCCs for parents or carers with sudden engagements or various commitments.

 

Operation Hours of Occasional Child Care Services is from 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. (Monday to Friday) and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m. on Saturday.

 

Fee for Occasional Child Care Services (Basic fee level is a two-hour session):

 -  $64 for a full-day session
 -  $32 for a half-day session
 -  $16 for a two-hour session

 

 

Extended Hours Service

Provide longer hours of child care assistance at some CCCs and KG-cum-CCCs to meet the social needs of families and working parents.

 

Operation hours of Extended Hours Service is generally from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. (Monday to Friday) and from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. or 8:00p.m. on Saturday. (Individual centres may vary their service hours depending on the service demand.)

 

Fee for Extended Hours Service: Hourly rate is charged at $13

 


Application Procedure: Parents may make applications for child care services at their preferred child care centres directly during office hours.

 

The list of child care centres and kindergarden-cum-child care centres providing subvented occasional child care service and extended hours service can be downloaded here :

 PDF Document (Acrobat Document)  Excel Document (Ms Excel Document)

 

The above list of child care centres and kindergarten-cum-child care centres providing subvented occasional child care service and extended hours service have been updated to position as at July 2016.

 

 

Residential Child Care Centre  

Provides for children under the age of 6 who cannot be adequately cared for by their families because of various reasons such as behavioural, emotional or relationship problems, or family crises arising from illness, death and desertion.

 

The list of residential child care centres can be downloaded here :

 pdf (Acrobat Document)  Excel (Ms Excel Document)

 

The above list of residential child care centres has been updated to position as at  27.07.2016.

 


Special Child Care Centre

   

provides special training and care for moderately and severely disabled children under the age of 6 to facilitate their growth and development, helping them prepare for primary education.  For detailed information of special child care centre, please visit the website:
http://www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_rehab/sub_listofserv/id_specialchi/

 

The list of special child care centres can be downloaded here :

 pdf (Acrobat Document)  Excel (Ms Excel Document)

 

The above list of special child care centres has been updated to position as at 27.07.2016.

 

 

Mutual Help Child Care Centre

Aims at promoting mutual help on child care within the neighbourhood.

 

Is set up by non-profit-making organizations to provide care for not more than 14 babies and toddlers.

 

The list of mutual help child care centres can be downloaded here :  

 pdf (Acrobat Document)  Excel (Ms Excel Document)

 

The above List of mutual help child care centres has been updated to position as at 27.07.2016.

 

 

Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project 

Provides flexible form of child care service for children aged under 9, and promotes community participation and mutual help in the neighbourhood.

 

Two service components:

- Home-based child care service
- Centre-based care group

 

Home-based child care service operates from 7:00am to 11:00pm; and centre-based care group operates till late evenings and covers some weekends and some public holidays.

 

Fees and charges are approved by Social Welfare Department.

 

Detailed information on the service and the list of 18 district-based projects can be downloaded here:

PDF (Acrobat Document)

 

The above list of Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project was updated as at July 2016.

 

 

Leaflets on Day Child Care Services

Leaflets on Day Child Care Services in Chinese, English and Ethnic Minority languages can be downloaded here:


Chinese and English version pdfAcrobat Document
WordMS Word Document
Nepali and English version pdfAcrobat Document
Hindi and English version pdfAcrobat Document
Indonesia and Englsih version pdfAcrobat Document
Urdu and Englsih version pdfAcrobat Document
Tagalog and Englsih version pdfAcrobat Document
Thai and Englsih pdfAcrobat Document

 

 

Registration, Inspection and Control under Child Care Services Ordinance and Child Care Services Regulations

All child care centres are subject to the registration, inspection and control provided under the Child Care Services Ordinance (Cap 243) and Regulations (Cap 243A), which is enforced by the Child Care Centres Advisory Inspectorate of the Department.

 

Child Care Centres (including residential child care centres and special child care centres) are registered and monitored by Child Care Centres Advisory Inspectorate of the Department.

 

Leaflet on Chid Care Service can be downloaded here.

pdf Acrobat Document

 

 

Regarding application procedures for registration of child care centres, please download the 'Procedural Guide for Application for Registration of a Child Care Centre' here.

PDF Document Acrobat Document   Word Document MS Word Document

 

 

The new Operation Manual for Pre-primary Institutions has been distributed in mid August 2006.  The Manual is to replace the Code of Practice of Child Care Centres with effect from 1 September 2006.  The Manual can be downloaded at : EDB Link

 

Application for registration of child care centres and other related forms can be downloaded at: Public Forms (Child Care Services)

 

 

Child care centres providing kindergarten education to children aged 3-6 in the same premise are registered and monitored by the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres of the Education Bureau. Regarding application procedures for registration of kindergarden-cum-child care centres, detailed information can be found at: EDB Link

 

 

Child care centre is operated by trained child care staff. Lists of training courses for child care supervisors / child care workers recognized by the Social Welfare Department and the Education Bureau can make reference to the below website : EDB Link

 

Those who are interested in including in the registration of child care worker / child care supervisor can submit application to the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres of the Education Bureau making reference to the below website: EDB Link

 

The Code of Practice of Mutual Help Child Care Centres (Revised 9 2008) can be downloaded here.

pdf (Acrobat Document)     Word Document(MS Word Document)