Malaysia Child Care Act

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Child Care Centre

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LAWS OF MALAYSIA
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Act 308

CHILD CARE CENTRE ACT 1984
Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006

PUBLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF LAW REVISION, MALAYSIA UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE REVISION OF LAWS ACT 1968 IN COLLABORATION WITH PERCETAKAN NASIONAL MALAYSIA BHD 2006

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CHILD CARE CENTRE ACT 1984 Date of Royal Assent … ... ... ... … 4 September 1984 6 September 1984

Date of publication in the Gazette … …

PREVIOUS REPRINT First Reprint ... ... ... ... ... 2001

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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I PRELIMINARY

Section

1. 2. 3.

Short title, commencement and application Interpretation Exemptions

PART II REGISTRATION OF CHILD CARE CENTRES 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. All child care centres to be registered Categories of child care centres Prohibition of unregistered child care centres Registration Terms and conditions to be imposed Register to be kept Inspection of register kept Certificate of registration

PART III CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION 12. Cancellation of registration

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PART IV APPOINTMENT OF AUTHORIZED OFFICERS
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13. 14.

Appointment of officers Powers of the Director General and authorized officers

PART V DIRECTIONS 15. 16. Director General to give written directions Order for temporary closure of child care centres

PART VI MISCELLANEOUS 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Offences and penalties Presumption Existing child care centres Power to enter and inspect premises Prosecution of offences Appeal Regulations Provision to allow reception of children above the age of four years

Child Care Centre LAWS OF MALAYSIA Act 308 CHILD CARE CENTRE ACT 1984

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An Act to provide for the registration, control and inspection of child care centres and for purposes connected therewith. [Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur—1 March 1985, P.U. (B) 101/1985; Selangor—1 March 1985, P.U. (B) 101/1985; Other States—1 February 1986, P.U. (B) 55/1986] BE IT ENACTED by the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong with the advice and consent of the Dewan Negara and Dewan Rakyat in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: PART I PRELIMINARY

Short title, commencement and application 1. This Act may be cited as the Child Care Centre Act 1984 and shall come into force on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint and the Minister may appoint different dates for the coming into force of different parts or provisions and for different parts of Malaysia. Interpretation 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“authorized officer” means an officer appointed under section 13;

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“child care centre” means any premises at which four or more children under the age of four years from more than one household are received to be looked after for reward; “Director General” means the Director General of Social Welfare; “register” means any register required to be kept under the provisions of this Act; “registered child care centre” means a child care centre registered under section 7; “relative” means a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt related by consanguinity. Exemptions 3. (1) This Act shall not apply to— (a) any government hospital or private hospital licensed under the Private Hospital Act 1971 [Act 43]; (b) any institution exempted from the provisions of this Act by the Director General; (c) any kindergarten or nursery school which is registered under the *Education Act 1961 [Act 43 of 1961]; (d) any children’s home run by the Government or a State Government. (2) This Act shall not apply to the reception of a child by a relative. PART II REGISTRATION OF CHILD CARE CENTRES

All child care centres to be registered 4. Subject to the provisions of this Act, every child care centre shall be registered under this Act. *NOTE—The Education Act 1961 [Act 43 of...
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