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These cards are required for hiring employees for the Nursery.
LICENSE RENEWAL: Ministry of Social Affairs License should
be renewed every year on payment of Dh5000. Ministry will
conduct site visit before renewal approval. Those who meet all the
requirements will get immediate approval, while those who don’t will
be given a list of the violations that must be rectified within 90
Inspections: The first type of
visits are completed before the renewal of licence and nurseries are
given advance notice.
The second is a follow up to make sure the violations have been
rectified. They usually take place three days after the 90-day
deadline is over. If the violation is not rectified, the licence is
cancelled and the nursery has to stop its operations temporarily.
The third type of visit are surprise visits based on complaints by
parents or issues noticed by the ministry’s inspectors.
Ministry of Social affairs will cancel the license incase of
violations like; Enrolling children above the permitted age limit,
neglecting the room designated for the nurse, hiring workers without a
licence, operating nursery without a manager or operating from a
building that is not suitable for children.
DED License is valid for one year.
After expiry, 30 days grace period is there. If not
renewed within the grace period, Dh200 fine per month will be
charged at DED. Apart from the remaining fees,
employee accommodation fees to be paid extra according to the number
of staff. For Managers and Degree/PG level profession holders should
pay Dh500 per head and for low level staff Dh300 per
head. This amount should be paid every year. Supervisor:
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Tel: 04-4455006 (VIP Section)
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Tel: 04-601 3333
Tel: 04-382 7709
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Dubai, Al Barsha 2, Street 23rd.
Tel: 04-202 0429
Saturday to Thursday
Ministry of Social Affairs-Dubai
Baghdad Road, Al Qusais 1 - Dubai
Phone: 04 263 7777
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Call Centre: 80051115
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Federal & Ministry of Labour Law regarding Nurseries
Federal Law No. (5) for the year 1983
We, Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan, President of the United Arab
Emirates, and after taking cognizance of the Temporary Constitution,
the Federal law No. (11) for the year 1972, regarding the faculties of
the Ministries and the powers of the Ministers and its amending laws,
the federal law No. (19) for the year 1972 regarding the regulation of
the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, amended by the Cabinet’s
decree No. (5) for the year 1979. And as per the application of the
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and the approval of the Federal
Supreme Council,. We have issued the following law:
In executing the rules and provisions of this law, the meaning of the
used terms and expressions is as follows:
The Minister: Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.
The Ministry: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The Competent Department: Department of Social Care in the Ministry.
The Nursery, as per this law, means any appropriate place designated
for taking care of the children who are under the age of 4, including
the Nurseries that are associated with or incorporated in schools.
This law does not apply to the following:
1. the Nurseries which are established by the foreign countries or the
international bodies in the UAE as per the cultural agreements
concluded between them.
2. Nurseries whose work is confined to teaching officials of a
country’s Diplomatic and Consular representation bodies.
Nurseries are established for the purpose of taking care of children
and upbringing them in the proper and sound manner through rendering
the following services.
1. Temporary stay as required by the applicant.
2. Development of children’s feelings and perception of education>
3. Islamic values and social habits and customs.
4. Providing full medical care.
5. Providing the necessary meals.
6. Training Arab children on the sound Arabic pronunciation. Training
children on chanting anthems and playing games conforming to their
It is not allowed for any person or any other authority to establish
nurseries, to change their locations or to adjust their specifications
with out getting prior permit from the Ministry as per the conditions
and procedures specified in this law.
Nurseries should meet the following conditions:-
1. the nursery should be located in a quiet area where the children
are not exposed to any perils.
2. the place should be suitable, close to building and in a healthy
Second: The Building:-
1. The nursery should be on the ground or the first floor of a
building consisting of several flats, or in Villas consisting of one
or two floors at most.
2. The building should be in good condition as per the medical
conditions and it should be equipped with fire fighting equipment.
3. A certificate must be obtained from the Municipality proving that
the building is appropriate for the said purpose.
4. The capacity of the building and the number of its rooms should be
appropriate to hold the designated number of children.
5. The building should have meet the health conditions through the
provision of facilities, ventilation, lighting and air-conditioning.
6. Each room should have the necessary number of windows which must be
conversed be wires, the floor should be covered be clean carpets and
all the walls should be clean.
7. Suitable place should be available for the practices of activates.
The Minister has the right to add whatever condition be deems
The owner of the nursery should meet the following conditions:
1. he should be a U.A.E. National, even though the Minister may exempt
him from his condition if he sees that are ample reasons to justify
2. He should be a legal citizen.
3. He should not be sentenced to any punishment for committing a crime
of dishonesty or breach of faith unless he is rehabilitated or is
granted amnesty by the competent authorities within the crimes that
can be granted such amnesty.
4. He should be of good conduct and reputation.
5. He should be capable of fulfilling the financial requirements of
If the owner is a legal person, he should be a U. A.E. national.
The person employed for supervising or managing the nursery should
meet the following conditions.
1. He should be a U.A.E. or Arab National, eventhough the Minister may
exempt him from this condition if he sees that there are ample reasons
to justify this exemption.
2. He should not be sentenced to any punishment for committing a crime
of dishonesty of breach of faith unless he is rehabilitated or is
granted amnesty be the competent authorities within the crimes that
can be granted such amnesty.
3. He must be of good conduct and reputation.
4. He should be competent and eligible for the supervison and
management of the nursery as per the conditions specified in a
decision issued by the Minister.
The application for establishing, changing the location or adjusting
the specifications of the nursery should be submitted to the Ministry
on a form of three copies provided by the Ministry and attached to the
approved certificates and documents. The Ministry prepares a register
for the registration of the said application under serial numbers and
it gives the concerned person a receipt showing the date on which it
receives the application.
The Competent Department at the Ministry studies the application in
light of the requirements of the area and its opinion in granting the
permit within thirty days form date of submitting the application. The
Minister issues his decision to approve or reject the application
within fifteen days, indicating the reasons of this rejection, and the
Is informed about the issued decision in this regard.
The applicant has the right to complain to the Minister about the
issued decision within thirty days from the date he is informed of it.
The licensee is obliged, within thirty days following the issue of the
licence to issue an internal bill for the nursery to be approved by
the Ministry taking into consideration the typical bill issued by the
same Ministry. The said internal bill should particularly include the
1. The administration of the Nursery and the way through which it
renders the services entrusted with it, its programmers and the
faculties of its employees.
2. Conditions of admitting the children to the nursery and registering
them at it.
3. The fees the nursery gets against taking care of the children.
4. The nursery’s financial system.
5. The nursery’s working ours and leave schedule.
Nurseries are subject to the Minister’s technical, administrative and
financial supervision. The said Nurseries should keep the registers
and files to arrange their work form the technical, administrative and
financial aspects as per the forms prepared by the Ministry. The
official of the competes Department at the Ministry have the right to
study all these registers and files to insure that the nursery
executes the provisions of this law and the Ministerial decision which
are isposes and fulfill their obligations.
If ist is clear to the Minister, as per the inspecting reports that
the Nursery violated any rules of this law or that of the Ministerial
Decision, or that it causes any religious, social, physical or mental
abuses to the children, the Ministry will warn the Nursery and will
demand the removal of this violation within a period to be fixed by
the Ministry. In case that the Nursery continues violating the law or
committing the same violation again, the Ministry will warn the
Nursery to remove the violation withn seven days, otherwise the
Minster will issue an order to close the Nursery for fifteen days.
In case the Nursery continues the same violation or commits it for the
third time, the Ministry will warn it to remove the violating within
seven days, otherwise the Ministry will issue an order to close the
Nursery for a maximum period of one month or permanently.
The minister has the right to issue an order to close the Nursery
administratively if it has been evident that the Nursery or its
administration carries our acts against public discipline or good
behaviors, and a civil or criminal case is to be lodged if necessary.
The owner of the Nursery or his representative has the right to
complain to the Minister against the decision of closing the Nursery
within seven days form the date of the closing order.
The said complaint should be studied within fifteen days from the date
of submitting the complaint, the issued decision will be final, and
the applicant will be informed.
The decision of closing the Nursery temporarily of permanently should
not take effect except after the expiry of the complaint period or
after rejecting it and informing the concerned person about that.
Nursery established at the time of issuing this law must obtain the
required permission as per the ruled of this law within one year from
date of issue, otherwise they will be considered as nurseries
violating the above rules.
The Minister issue the necessary decision to execute the rules of the
The law is to be published in the official newspaper and must take
effect form the date of publishing.
ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHAYAN
PRESIDENT OF THE UNTED ARAB EMIRATES.
Issued by the Presidential Palace/ Abu Dhabi
On 25th Shaban, 1403H
Corresponding to 6th June 1983
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
CARE & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
The Documents Required for Obtaining Nursery Licenses:
1. Nursery licensing application.
2. The initial approval of H.E. the Minister or the person he
3. Photocopies of the nursery owner's passport and passports of the
4. A certificate of good conduct granted by the police to the nursery
owner and employees.
5. Attested photocopies of the nursery owner's qualification and the
qualifications of the employees.
6. A photocopy of the partnership agreement in case there are partners
in the nursery ownership.
7. A list of the members names and jobs in case the nursery has a
board of directors.
8. A photocopy of the building tenancy contract or ownership
certificate obtained from the Municipality.
9. A letter from the Municipality indicating the building
10. A letter from the Civil Defense Department indicating the
building's compliance with security and safety precautions.
11. A diagram showing the nursery's location – the neighborhood and
street it is situated on.
12. A photocopy of the licence granted by the Municipality.
13. Children's forms of registration at the nursery.
14. A table including the nursery's admission and transportation fees.
15. Maximum and minimum amount of employees salaries.
16. A contract concluded between the nursery and recognized health
authority for assuming the health supervision of the children admitted
to the nursery.
17. Visualization of the nursery's daily program.
18.The nursery's internal legislation.
Ministerial Decision No. (1) of 1989
With the Executive bill of the Federal Law
No. (5) of 1983 on Nurseries
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
• After taking cognizance of the Federal Law No- (1) of 1972 on the
faculties of Ministries and the powers of Ministries and its amending
• The Federal Law No. (9) of 1972 on private schools,
• The Federal Law No. (5) of 1983 on Nurseries,
• The Cabinet's decision No. (1) of 1977 on the regulations of the
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and its amending decisions,
• And based on what the Undersecretary of the Ministry Labour and
Social affairs presented.
I Issued the Following Decision
Article No. (1)
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs only is authorized to grant
licences for the establishment of nurseries all over the U.A.E, and it
can coordinate with the Government Department s such as the
Municipalities and the Health and Civil Defense Department and others
for the purpose of achieving the necessary cooperation for the
execution of the Law and utilization of the capabilities of these
authorities by providing technical counsel prior to the approval of
granting licences for the establishment of nurseries.
Article No (2)
The rules of the above Federal Law No. (5) and its executive Bill
apply to all the nurseries established in the U.A.E. whether they are
incorporated in companies, governmental establishments or independent
schools prior to or after the Law takes effect. However, the rules of
the above Law and its Executive Bill do not apply to the following:
1) Nurseries established by foreign countries or international bodies
in the U.A.E. on the basis of mutual agreements concluded between the
U.A.E. and these countries.
2) Nurseries whose work is confined to teaching the children of the
officials of a state’s diplomatic corps and consular representation.
Article No (3)
Nurseries are considered houses for providing children with social,
medical and psychological care up to the age of fourteen. In these
nurseries there should be no study unites, but they should focus on
the psychomotor activities, giving information, teaching the main
habits, customs and Islamic values and the psychological preparation
for the post nursery stage. The stages are divided into the following:
A- The first stage is the suckling stage extending to the age of two.
During this stage there is a concentration of the development of the
children's perceptive, mental and physical capabilities.
B- The second stage extends from the age of two to the age of three.
During this stage there should be a concentration on the children's
psychological health, the promotion of their feeling of security and
teaching them the sound behavioral habits concerning matters related
to eating, excretion, organizing their materials and dealing with
C- The third stage: This stage extends from the age of 3 to the age of
four and during it there should be a concentration on the development
of the child's collective spirit psychomotor activity to construct and
form by using clay and other materials which help him create several
forms and shapes. The child can be given small educational dosages
such as figures, big –size alphabets and coloring for the purpose of
preparing him for the post nursery stage.
Article No. (4)
The Arabic language is the main language used in conversation and in
giving advice to the Arab children inside, the nurseries, but it is
permitted to give an Arab child some foreign vocabulary provided that
they do not predominate over the Arabic language. It is also permitted
to give a foreign child some Arabic vocabulary.
For the achievement of this purpose, Arab children must be supervised
by Arab supervisors and workers.
Article No. (5)
Muslim children must be prevented from preparing for or attending
unIslamic ceremonies and parties.
Article No. (6)
Games in the nursery must satisfy the child's needs according to his
mental capabilities and the level of his growth. These games vary
according to the child's age to include the games of the suckling
baby, the games inside the nursery halls and the safe in the nursery
courtyard, in addition to the artistic activity games, the games that
help the children acquire some experiences and the musical games, all
of which help achieve the purposes specified in Article No. (3) of
Article No. (7)
The nursery must meet the following conditions:
First: The Site:
1) The nursery must be established on a quiet far away from loud noise
where the children are not exposed to any dangers, and it must fully
meet all the prerequisites of safety and security as decided by the
competent authorities with which there is a coordination in this
2- The site of the nursery must be appropriate, close to buildings and
must be situated in a healthy environment.
Second: The building
1- The nursery must be established on the ground or the first floor of
a building comprising several apartment. Moreover, there should be
empty spaces around the building to be used for the children’s
psychomotor activities, or the nursery could be situated in villas
consisting of one or two floors at most and they must have sufficient
space for achieving the required purpose.
2- The building must have a wide courtyard part of which should be
shaded in order to protect children from the rays of the sun and rain,
and it must be covered by sand and must be wide enough to hold the
number of the children in the nursery.
3- The space and area of the building and the number of its rooms must
be adequate to hold the specified number of children, the rooms must
be distributed according to the children’s age so that every child can
occupy and area of one square meter at least, and minimum distance of
one meter must be left between beds in the children’s rooms to prevent
the spread of diseases among them and to facilitate the process of
4- The building must be in good condition and must meet the hygienic
conditions by having the necessary facilities, ventilation, lighting
and air-conditioning. Morever, it must be equipped with the necessary
fire fighting equipment.
5- A room in the building must be allocated to be used as a medical
clinic, and it must be provided with the most important medical
equipment necessary for treating the children in addition to the first
6- A certificate must be obtained from Municipality indicating that
the building is appropriate for this purpose.
7- A certificate must be obtained from the competent municipality
indicating the ownership of the building, or an authenticated lease
contract if the building is rented.
The location of the nursery licensed by the Ministry must not be
changed, and no changes must be made to its internal design except
after notifying the Ministry and obtaining its approval of that.
The number of nurseries in the various areas is specified in light of
the needs of each of these areas and the places are specified as per
the agreement of the Ministry’s Undersecretary for Social Affairs on
the basis of a proposal by the Ministry competent department.
Article No. (8)
The owner of the nursery must meet the following conditions:
1- He must be a U.A.E. national, but the Minister may exempt him from
this condition if he finds ample reasons for this exemption, and if
this owner is a legal person, he must enjoy the U.A.E nationality.
2- He must enjoy the civil eligibility.
3- He must not be sentenced to any punishment as a result of
committing a crime of dishonesty or breach of faith unless he is
rehabilitated or is granted amnesty by the competent authorities
within the limits of the crimes that can be granted such amnesty.
4- He must be a person of good conduct and reputation.
Article No. (9)
The application for a licence to establish a nursery change its
location or modify its specifications must be submitted on the
appropriate from provided by the Ministry after meeting the conditions
specified in Articles (7) and (8) of this Decision, and all the
certificates and documents that support the application should be
The Ministry prepares a register for the registration of these
applications under serial numbers and gives the concerned person a
receipt carrying the date of its receiving the application. Work
cannot commence at the nursery before obtaining the licence form the
Ministry and this licence cannot be assigned to others except after
notifying the Ministry in writing and obtaining its approval of that.
Article No. (10)
A-Official working hours extend from 7a.m. to 2p.m daily, and the
nursery can apply to the Ministry for obtaining its permission for
work in the evening shift provided that it complies with the
1- The non-existence of any person at the nursery after the specified
2- The compliance with the condition of age as specified by the Law,
3- Not using the place (the nursery) for any purpose other than the
4- The nursery’s administration must be fully and directly responsible
for what happens inside the nursery, and in case there is a breach of
one of the above conditions, the permission granted for work in the
evening will be cancelled.
B- Friday is an official holiday for all nurseries, and no nursery can
have a holiday on any other day.
C- The nursery must comply with the weekly, religious and national
holidays in the U.A.E whether they are fixed or emergent holidays, and
the holidays must be listed in the nursery’s schedule of annual
Article No. (11)
The licensee must undertake, within thirty days following the issue of
the licence, to issue an internal bill for the nursery to be
accredited by the Ministry. In doing so, be must comply with the
provisions of this decision, and the bill must include the following
A- The system of the nursery’s administration, the method through
which it renders the services vested in it, its programmes and the
faculties of its employees.
B- The conditions of admitting and registering children at the
C- The fees the nursery gets against the care it readers to the
D- The financial system of the nursery.
E- Working hours and leave schedules at the nursery.
F- The system pertaining to the nursery’s employees regarding their
qualifications, salaries and leaves, etc.
G- The system of medical care provided to the children.
Article No. (12)
Nurseries must undertake to keep the necessary register and files for
purpose of organizing their work from the technical, administrative
and financial aspects, and in particular they must keep the following:
A- A special file for every child containing his birth certificate and
the application for joining the nursery including his name,
nationality, date of birth, date of joining the nursery, and parents
place of work, residence address and telephone numbers in addition to
social and medical reports indicating the child’s condition upon
entering the nursery, to be followed by a monthly report indication
the extent of the child’s progress throughout the stages of his life,
the problems he faces and the methods followed for solving them.
B- An independent file for every employee working at the nursery
containing photocopies of all his certificates and documents provided
that they are authenticated by the competent authorities. These
include photocopies of his employment card, employment contract,
educational certificate, experience certificate, certificate of good
conduct, medical certificates, passport and other necessary documents,
in addition to the periodical reports written by the headmistress of
the nursery on the course and progress of his work.
C- A register for the children who join the nursery containing all the
basic data with the date of registration at the nursery and the date
of leaving it provided that every year is independent of the other.
D- An administrative register for the registration of employees’ names
and the necessary data on everyone of them..
Article No. (13)
The person who applies for work at the nursery must meet the following
A- He must be a person of good conduct and reputation and must not
have been sentenced to any punishment for any crime of dishonesty or
breach of faith unless he has been rehovilitated or granted an amnesty
by the competent authorities within the crimes that can be granted
B- He must be void of contagious diseases and epidemics.
C- His educational qualifications, especially those of the supervisor,
must not be less than the General Secondary Certificate. Priority is
given to those holding educational qualifications and who are
specialized education and child care who must provide a certificate
authenticated by the official authorities.
The nursery’s staff are confined to females but this condition can be
waivered as per the approval of the Ministry’s Undersecretary, and the
provisions of this Article do not apply to the visiting physician and
the persons who are not directly engaged in the supervision of
children such as the driver, the guard and the gardener.
Article No. (14)
The nursery’s staff consist of the following, some of whom can be
waivered as per the approval of Ministry’s Undersecretary based on the
situations of each nursery regarding the number of its children, etc.
First: The Headmistress:
The headmistress manages the nursery and is responsible before the
Ministry for the progress of its work. She must be experienced in the
educational and social fields and must perform the following duties
1- Specifying the responsibilities of supervisors and workers at the
2- Implementing the nursery’s Executive Bill.
3- Planning the nursery’s programmes and aspects of social and
educational activities and providing guidance and technical
supervision over the execution of these programmes.
4- Evaluating the supervisors’ work, writing reports on them and
submitting these reports to the Ministry
5- Contributing to raising the standard of the supervisors’
performance by enabling them to attend training course and giving them
the opportunity to take congnizance of the books publications and
researches on children’s care and upbringing.
6- Exerting her efforts for boosting the links and ties between the
supervisors and those working under her administration and the
Second: The Supervisor:
The Supervisor is directly responsible for the child, and her task is
represented in taking care of his personally as a whole, thus she must
substitute the child’s mother and must grant the child love and
She also must have a good knowledge of the children’s physical growth
and the factors that have an effect on their health, must be able to
distinguish between the various symptoms of the diseases children may
be infected by and must know how to deal with them in a proper way.
Furthermore, she must be familiar with the stage of childhood , its
characteristics , the factors that have great influence on children’s
behavior the social circumstances of the children and of their
families and how to select the best methods for solving their
problems. Her duties include :
a. planning the daily activity programme for the group of children she
takes care of and securing the appropriate tools and equipment for
this activity provider that the children’s desires and tendencies and
the condition of the weather and other factors are taken into
b. taking the individual differences between the children into account
and forming comprehensive knowledge on every child by watching him in
a special and precise way during performing his activity and
recognizing his tendencies and desires in addition to the method
through which he deals with his peers.
c. submitting a monthly social report on every child and filing it in
his special file.
d. cooperating with the visiting physician and the nurse in
recognizing the problems which hinder the child’s growth
e. specifying the responsibilities of her assistant and introducing to
her the method she must follow in work so that the children would not
be exposed to any sort of perplexity.
Third : the assistant supervisor :
She assists the supervisor and participates with her in supervising
the children during their practice of the activities so as to reduce
the pressures exerted on the supervisor and enable her to provide
individual care to every child.
Fourth : the nurse :
She consolidates the role of the visiting physician and devotes all of
her time throughout the day to work at the nursery. She must daily
observe the health of the children at the nursery , must successfully
pass an evaluation test prepared by the competent official authorities
, and must perform the following duties :
a. preparing the children’s medical registers and cards so as to
enable the physician to write down his remarks on the condition of
every child’s health.
b. conducting a daily medical examination for the children so as to
discover diseases and the children infected by them and to isolate
these children for presenting them to the physician or referring them
to the hospital.
c. providing the daily medicine prescribed by the physician to every
child at the specified intervals and according to the dosages
specified in the medical card.
d. weighting the children and measuring their heights at close and
regular intervals and recording the relevant data in their medical
e. passing by the nursery’s rooms daily to insure the adequacy of
ventilation and lighting in them, and inspecting all the nursery’s
facilities, particularly the kitchen and the toilets.
f. supervising the food provided to the children and prescribed by the
physician, and supervising the storage and preparation of the food.
g. Conducting first aid operations in a prompt manner for the children
who are injured in accident.
Fifth : the visiting physician :
The nursery signs a contract with a physician licensed by the
competent official authorities to visit it at least twice a week
provided that he is called in emergent cases and the performs the
following duties :
a. Conducting a thorough medical checkup on children upon their
joining the nursery.
b. Cooperating with the competent medical authorities for coordinating
the process of vaccinating the children against infectious diseases to
give them the necessary immunization.
c. Establishing a system for meals taking into consideration that the
food is desired; can be prepared easily and satisfies the children’s
d. Preparing a medical report on every child in light of the regular
e. Issuing his orders for the isolation of the children infected by
contagious diseases or epidemics.
f. Inspecting the nursery, checking its hygienic condition and general
cleanness and writing remarks in a special register prepared for this
g. Conducting periodical checkup on the employees to insure that they
are void on infectious diseases and insuring that they have official
medical cards which prove that they are medically fit and void of
Sixty: The Baby – sitter:
She must be experienced in dealing with children, and her task is
represented in performing the works of cleaning and tidying inside the
nursery, but she must not carry out, under any circumstances, and
supervisory duty on the children.
Seventh: The Bus Supervisor:
She must be experienced in dealing with children, and her task is
represented in supervising the children’s safety while transporting
them from the nursery to their parents’ houses and vice versa.
Eighth: The Bus Driver:
He must be experienced in dealing with children and must have a valid
bus driving licence issued by the competent authorities in the U.A.E.
His task is represented in transporting children from the nursery to
their parents’ houses and vice versa.
Article No. (15)
The competent department and section in charge of nurseries at the
ministry perform all the duties that conduce to the execution of the
federal low no. (5) 1983 and the decisions which are issued for this
execution, and in particular, they perform the following duties :
A. Receiving the licensing applications for the establishment of
nurseries, checking them, conducting initial and final inspection on
nurseries and preparing the necessary reports on them.
B. Preparing nurseries licenses.
C. Conducting technical administrative and financial supervision on
established nurseries , following up the work performed inside them
according to the official instructions, preparing monthly reports on
the course of their work and submitting them to the ministry’s
undersecretary for social affairs for according them.
D. Proposing the punishments and penalties to be inflicted on the
violating nurseries within the limits of the provisions of the Law and
the Decisions issued for executing it, and submitting these
punishments and penalties to the Ministry’s Undersecretary for
E. Conducting the necessary studies and researches and organizing
training courses for the nurseries’s employees so as to raise the
standard of the services rederned by these nurseries on the basis that
they substitute families during daytime.
The employees of the Social Affairs offices to whom the task of
supervising nurseries is committed, perform all the task and enjoy all
the faculties and power vested in the above Department and section
within the Office work area, and all reports are submitted to the
Ministry for completing the necessary actions taken in this regard.
Article No. (16)
If it become evident to the Ministry, in light of the inspection
reports; that the nursery violates any provision of the Law or the
Ministerial Decision issued for its execution, or that it causes
religious, social, physical or mental abuses to the children, the
Ministry’s Undersecretary has to sent a letter of warning to the
nursery against this violation and to ask for the necessity of
eliminating it within the valid period specified in the letter of
warning in light of the proposal of the competent department at the
However, if this violation on the part of the nursery continues, or if
the nursery commits the same violation again, the Ministry will warn
it and ask for the elimination of this violation within a period of
seven days, but if it doesn’t respond to this warning, the Minister
will issue a decision including closing it administratively for a
maximum period of fifteen days, and if the violation continues or the
nursery commits the same violation for the third time, the Ministry
will warn it for eliminating the violation within seven days, and if
it doesn’t respond to this warning, the Minister will issue a decision
including closing it administratively for a minimum period of one
month or closing it in a final manner.
Article No. (17)
The Minister can issue a decision including the administrative closing
of the nursery if it becomes evident that the nursery or its
administration carries out acts leading to the breach of public order
or discipline, and the above does not prevent the lodging of a civil
or a criminal case when necessary.
Article No. (18)
In addition to the violations specified in Articles (13) and (14) of
the Federal Law No. (5) of 1983, the existence of children whose age
exceeds the age specified by the law, in the nursery using the nursery
for purposes other than those it is licensed for, the opening of
consolidation classes for the post-nursery stages or the existence of
some employees other than the guards, for whom a separate place for
away from the main building is allocated, are considered violations.
Article No. (19)
The owner of the nursery or his representative is entitled to lodge
agrievance with the Minister about the decision which includes the
administrative closing of the nursery within seven days following the
date on which he is informed about this decision.
The decision of the temporary or final closing of the nursery by the
application of the provisions of the Law cannot executed except after
the expiry of the grievance period or considering its rejection and
informing the concerned person in this regards.
Article No. (20)
A- It is not permitted, under any circumstances, to transport children
who are under age of two years by buses.
B- Buses are to be used for transporting children who are two years
old or more to and from the nursery provided that this process is
carried out safely, that care and supervision are extended to the
children and that the process is carried out under the nursery’s
Article No. (21)
This Decision must take effect as of the date of its issue and must be
published in the official newspaper.
Minister of Labour
and Social Affairs
Issued on 7/1/1989
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