Decision on operation of a preschool
01. Conditions for application
Within the duration of 02 years after the date of entry into force of the decision on establishment or approval of establishment, if the requesting kindergarten, preschool or nursery school fails to obtain permission to perform its educational activities, that decision shall be annulled. Therefore, the preschool should obtain a decision on operation of preschool after obtaining a decision on establishment of preschool.
02. Applicable laws
1. Decree No. 46/2017/NĐ-CP
2. Decree No. 135/2018/NĐ-CP
Step 1: Prepare a set of the following documents
a) The request form for the license to carry out educational operations;
b) The duplicate copy derived from the original register, the certified duplicate copy derived from the original copy or the duplicate copy with the original copy for verification purposes of the decision on establishment or the decision on approval for the establishment of the kindergarten, preschool or nursery school;
c) The list of officers holding important positions, such as the rector, vice rectors, heads of specialized groups, with their professional qualifications; the list of teachers with their professional qualifications; employment contracts signed between a kindergarten, preschool or nursery school and each managerial officer or each teacher;
d) Early childhood education curriculum and syllabus for offer of early childhood education program;
dd) The inventory of classrooms, working rooms, facilities and equipment items meeting stipulated requirements;
e) The legal confirmation document on the title to land or the agreement on rental of a kindergarten, preschool or nursery school of which the minimum term is 05 years; legal confirmation document on the available amount of money currently managed by a kindergarten, preschool or nursery school to ensure legitimacy and compliance with the commitment that such amount is only used for paying construction and other recurrent costs incurred by the kindergarten, preschool or nursery school upon receipt of permission for educational operations; the plan for capital mobilization and allocation which assures stable operations of the kindergarten, preschool or nursery school for the next period of 05 years that starts from the date of receipt of permission for enrolment;
g) The statutes of organization and operation of the kindergarten, preschool or nursery school.
Step 2: Submit applications to Division of Education and Training where the preschool is located.
Step 3: The Division of Education and Training shall receive and arrange to assess the submitted set of documents. If the submitted set of documents is invalid, a written notification of contents that require modification must be sent to the preschool within the duration of 05 business days of receipt of these documents; if such submitted documents are valid, the plan to carry out the field inspection at the office of preschool must be given;
Step 4: Within the duration of 15 business days from the date of notice of the plan to carry out the field inspection, the Division of Education and Training shall play the leading role and cooperate with other relevant specialized subdepartments in organizing field-inspection activities
Step 5: Within the duration of 05 business days, if all regulatory requirements have been met, the Head of the Division of Education and Training shall issue a decision on permission for educational operations; in case of failure to meet stipulated requirements, the written notification must be sent to the preschool and clearly define reasons for refusal to give approval.