Any organiser of a childcare facility must, prior to the operation of the facility and for as long as the childcare continues, be in possession of a permit from the United College. During the period of validity of the provisional operating permit, inspectors will carry out a further inspection of the childcare facility. Before the end of the validity of the provisional operating permit, the Ministers will take a decision about granting a final permit and will communicate their decision to the
applicant. If the inspection shows that the childcare facility meets all the standards required, the Ministers will grant a permit for an indefinite period.