Registration, Insurance & Memberships

Registration

All current inspection/registration certificates are displayed in the centre.

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Mini Model Day Care is registered with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts are responsible for registering and inspecting these services against the requirements laid down in MINIMUM STANDARDS  for Daycare Settings and the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.

Formal HSC inspections for registration purposes take place on a yearly basis. Inspections can also occur   unannounced.

Belfast City Council 

The centre is registered with the Belfast City Council Health and Environmental Services Department. Formal BCC inspections take place on a yearly or 18 month basis. Inspections can also occur unannounced.

The centre currently holds a 5*star BCC rating.

Insurance

The Education Authority N.I. will cover the Legal Liability of the Early Years Centre in respect of claims for accidental bodily injury of damage to third party property. The Education Authority does not carry Public Liability insurance cover but will meet the cost of such claims under its current self-funding arrangements.

The Education Authority as a public authority is exempt from the operation of the Employers Liability (Defective Equipment and Compulsory Insurance) (Northern Ireland) Order 1972.

The current insurance letter is displayed in the centre.

Memberships

Early Years Organisation for Young Children

The centre is a member of the Early Years Organisation for Young Children. As a member of this organisation the Day Care Centre is supported by an EYO officer.

Sure Start Early Years Programme

The centre is situated within a ‘Sure start’ area and is registered with this organisation. Staff in the centre have access to and attend appropriate ‘Sure Start’ training programmes.

Play Resource Centre

The centre is a member of the Play Resource Centre Belfast. Play Resource is a centre of creativity which collects waste materials from industry and recycles these into a free source of arts, play and creativity for children and young people. Play Resource is a registered charity.