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‘Fees should not exceed KD1,800 a child for each academic year’

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Ministerial resolution issued on establishing of private nurseries

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Social Affairs and Community Development Fahd Al- Shariaan issued a Ministerial Resolution No. 139 of 2022, the executive regulations of Law No. 22 of 2014 regarding private nurseries, which included a set of rules and obligations of the license application, the objectives of nurseries, the services they provide, and the activities that are permitted and forbidden, reports Al- Qabas daily.

According to the decision, the third article allows individuals, public and private institutions, companies, public benefit associations, or any business entity whose nature of work or the conditions of its employees require the existence of a nursery, to apply for a license to establish the nursery in accordance with the provisions of the law. Article 30 stipulates that the value of fees should not exceed 1800 dinars per child for the academic year at a monthly premium of 200 dinars, and that the Ministry sets fees for nurseries in coordination with the concerned authorities, taking into account the type of services and activities provided.

Article 4 forbids the issuance of several licenses to the licensee of a nursery, with the permissibility of opening one or more branches with the same name as the nursery, while Article 8 prohibits assigning the license to others without the written approval of the Ministry. In order to obtain the license, according to Article 12, the applicant must be a Kuwaiti, hold a diploma or must be an university graduate and not work in a government or private entity.

The decision gives one month to study the license application through a specialized committee, after submitting it to the competent department, with a maximum limit of two months from the date of submitting the application. The license is issued according to Article 16 for a period of 5 years, and the license holder must review the Ministry at least 4 months before its expiry.

In Article 22 of Chapter Six, stipulates that the administrative and supervisory staff working in the nursery should be female only, for the positions of “house director, supervisor, assistant superintendent, secretary.” It also stipulates that the director of the nursery be a university graduate in the educational field or a diploma holder with experience of not less than 5 years. Article 23 defines the supervision of the children in its various states.

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