Nobles County follows the guidelines of Minnesota Rule pt. 9502.3335 and pt. 9502.0365 when considering requests for variances from the licensed child-care guidelines. Please note that variances cannot be granted retro-actively – do not enroll a child before you have received an approval. Below you will find links to the Nobles County Variance Guidelines, the Variance Request fillable form, a fillable weekly attendance schedule, and a fillable notice for variance request for parents. Thank you
Licensed Family Child Care Information: forms & other documents, training requirements, grant/scholarship information, legislative changes, etc.
Guide to Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider:
Fire Code Information Sheets (Egress Windows):
Day Care/Foster Care Fire Marshal Inspection Information:
MN Administrative Rules for Family Child Care:
Parent Aware (Star Rating Process):
Child Care Aware:
Develop (register for trainings here):
Redleaf Press: activities, business resources, curriculum, training, etc.
MN Poison Control:
For more information on Child Care Licensing, please click on the following link.
For more information about becoming a family child care provider call Nobles County Community Service at 507-295-5213