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The Welsh Ministers must maintain a register (“the child minders register”) of all persons who are registered as child minders under this Part.
(1)A person must not act as a child minder in Wales unless that person is registered as a child minder by the Welsh Ministers under this Part.
(2)If it appears to the Welsh Ministers that a person is acting as a child minder without being registered to do so under this Part, the Welsh Ministers may serve a notice (“an enforcement notice”) on that person.
(3)An enforcement notice may be served on a person—
(a)by delivering it to the person, or
(b)by sending it by post to the person's last known address.
(4)An enforcement notice has effect for a period of one year beginning with the date on which it is served.
(5)A person (“P”) who acts as a child minder in contravention of subsection (1) commits an offence if—
(a)an enforcement notice has effect in relation to P, and
(b)P acts as a child minder without reasonable excuse.
(6)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (5) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
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