Find out what organisations are eligible to apply for, and maintain, accreditation
To be eligible for accreditation, your organisation needs to meet certain criteria.
To check your organisation is eligible please complete the Eligibility Check form
We will check that the information you provide meets the eligibility criteria and confirm your eligibility within 10 working days. If eligible, we will send your organisation an invitation to complete the application process.
To be eligible for accreditation, your organisation must meet at least one of the following conditions:
OSCAR programmes must also meet additional criteria around:
Accreditation is site-specific. If your organisation operates OSCAR programmes out of more than one site, we need to know all the locations for these.
Sites do not include places visited from time to time for activities.
OSCAR programmes must receive income from parent/caregiver fees or contributions.
For specific OSCAR programme types, see additional criteria below.
If your organisation's hours of operation are before school, it must operate:
If your organisation's hours of operation are after school, it must operate:
You must also care for children from the time that school finishes. Accreditation will not be given if your organisation starts at a later time.
If your organisation's hours of operation are for a holiday programme, it must operate:
Some OSCAR programmes operate camps or overnight stays outside of the 6:30am – 7:00pm hours. The Outdoor Pursuits and Camp Programmes for Children and Young People specialist standard will apply in this case.