The requirements for play areas and play structures in British Columbia are broad “outcome-based” regulations, as set out below.
B.C. Reg. 332/2007
Deposited November 8, 2007
Community Care and Assisted Living Act
CHILD CARE LICENSING REGULATION
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 26/2008, February 8, 2008]
Division 2 — Facility Requirements
Play area, materials and equipment
16 (1) A licensee, other than a licensee who provides a care program described as Occasional Child Care, must have for each child at least 7 m2 of outdoor play area.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a licensee who provides a care program described as Family Child Care, but the licensee must provide an indoor and outdoor play area for children.
(3) A licensee must ensure that the entire outdoor play area is
(4) A licensee must ensure that all indoor and outdoor play materials and equipment accessible to children are