Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Schedule 4 Activity spaces (minimum)

r 45(1)(b)

ServiceActivity space required
Early childhood education and care centreIndoor—2.5 sq m per child
Outdoor—5 sq m per child or a minimum number of sq m per child determined under regulation 54(3)
Home-based education and care serviceIndoor—10 sq m in one area
Outdoor—must have some outdoor space
Hospital-based education and care serviceIndoor space requirement for activity rooms—1 space of at least 20 sq m of usable space that is readily accessible by the children participating in the service that is large enough for 40% of the maximum number of children stated on the service’s licence and that gives each child at least 2.5 sq m of space
Outdoor—outdoor space is not required
What is indoor activity space
Indoor space for all services is calculated by excluding the space occupied by all fittings, fixed equipment, and stored goods and excludes passage ways, toilet facilities, staff rooms, specific sleeping areas for children under 2 years of age, and other areas not available for play.

Schedule 4 heading: amended, on 1 February 2009, by regulation 29(1) of the Education (Early Childhood Services) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/5).

Schedule 4: amended, on 1 February 2009, by regulation 29(2) of the Education (Early Childhood Services) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/5).

Schedule 4: amended, on 1 February 2009, by regulation 29(3) of the Education (Early Childhood Services) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/5).

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.