8.1. The Minister may, on application by a permit holder, agree with the permit holder on a schedule different from the schedule prescribed under the second paragraph of section 8. The Minister is to take the following criteria into account in assessing such an application:
(1) the needs of the parents concerned; and
(2) the childcare services offered by other permit holders in the territory served by the applicant.
The applicant must, on request, provide the Minister with the information and documents required to assess the application.