Child Day Care for Children under the age of 8
The Registration and Inspection Team (R & I Team) regulate day care facilities for children under the age of 8 years, under the Regulation of Care Act 2013.
There is information on DHSC website regarding:
- Public lists of registered childminders and child day care
- Information for parents regarding choosing a childminder
- Inspection reports
- How to become a registered childminder
- Setting up a Child Day Care service
- Advice regarding any of the above
What is a childminder?
Under the Regulation of Care Act 2013 a childminder is a person who looks after one or more children under the age of 8 years, for more than a total of 2 hours a day on domestic premises (other than the child’s own home) for reward under the Regulation of Care Act 2013. Any person acting as a childminder will need to be registered with DHSC's R & I Team (parents and relatives are exempt).
Under the Regulation of Care Act 2013 if you act as a childminder without being registered, it could lead to prosecution.
What is Child Day Care?
Child day care is provided at any time for children under the age of 8 on premises other than domestic premises, where the period in any one day exceeds 2 hours. This also includes out of school care and creches etc.
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