Health Requirements & Inspections

Public Health Inspections for Child Care Centres

Public health inspectors check all licensed daycares, before and after school programs and preschools in Hamilton for safe food handling and infection control.  We visit these places:

  • For regular inspections between one and three times per year
  • During disease outbreaks
  • For follow-up on a complaint received by Public Health
  • For presentations to staff

Requirements the inspectors check for can be found in the:

Resources for operators

Public health requirements for child care centres are in place to protect children and staff from infections and illness.  Hamilton Public Health Services provides consultation for the development of infection prevention and control policies and procedures on topics such as immunization, reporting of diseases of public health significance and outbreak management.

Read more about Infection Control Guidelines for Child Care Centres

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