THE government in Mkuranga District, Coast Region has reminded Daycare Centres and Nursery Schools’ proprietors to register their facilities as per the law and regulations for them to officially operate.
Social Welfare Officer from the Ministry of Healthy, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Lusajo Kafuko, made the statement recently in Mkuranga district, adding that registration of the facilities is mandatory.
Speaking during a training organised by Anjita Child Development Foundation and attended by more than 90 Daycare owners and workers from various centres in the district recently, she further said it was aimed at educating them on the importance of registering such facilities as per the law and marketing their services.
“We have noted that of 102 day care centers, which operate in Mkuranga district only 21, have been registered…registration is important as it helps to improve the standards of service in the centres. “But we also provide them with awareness on legal requirements to be considered in registering the centers and to be certified,” Ms Kafuko said.
She said that the seven-day training workshop was aimed also at building their capacities to know and comply with the government procedures and guidelines, while operating such facilities.
The training covered several areas including child protection, nutrition to children, hygiene and sanitation at the centers as well as child growth and development.