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18Meaning of childcareE+W

(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Part and Part 3.

(2)Childcare” means any form of care for a child and, subject to subsection (3), care includes—

(a)education for a child, and

(b)any other supervised activity for a child.

(3)Childcare” does not include—

(a)education (or any other supervised activity) provided by a school during school hours for a registered pupil who is not a young child, or

(b)any form of health care for a child.

(4)Childcare” does not include care provided for a child by—

(a)a parent or step-parent of the child;

(b)a person with parental responsibility for the child;

(c)a relative of the child;

(d)a person who is a local authority foster parent in relation to the child;

(e)a person who is a foster parent with whom the child has been placed by a voluntary organisation;

(f)a person who fosters the child privately.

(5)Childcare” does not include care provided for a child if the care—

(a)is provided in any of the following establishments as part of the establishment's activities—

[F1(i)a children's home in respect of which a person is registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000,]

(ii)a care home,

(iii)a hospital in which the child is a patient,

(iv)a residential family centre, and

(b)is so provided by the person carrying on the establishment or a person employed to work at the establishment.

(6)The reference in subsection (5)(b) to a person who is employed includes a reference to a person who is employed under a contract for services.

(7)Childcare” does not include care provided for a child who is detained in—

(a)a young offender institution, F2...

(b)a secure training centre [F3, or]

[F4(c)a secure college.]

(8)In this section—

(a)F5... “local authority foster parent”, “to foster a child privately” and “voluntary organisation” have the same meaning as in the Children Act 1989 (c. 41);

(b)care home”, [F6“children's home”] F7... and “residential family centre” have the same meaning as in the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14);

[F8(ba)“hospital” has the meaning given by section 275 of the National Health Service Act 2006.]

(c)relative”, in relation to a child, means a grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother or sister, whether of the full blood or half blood or by marriage or civil partnership.

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F1S. 18(5)(a)(i) substituted (1.4.2011 for E., 1.12.2017 for W.) by Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (c. 23), s. 44(4), Sch. 1 para. 19(2); S.I. 2010/2981, art. 4(a); S.I. 2017/948, art. 2(a)

F6Words in s. 18(8)(b) inserted (1.4.2011 for E., 1.12.2017 for W.) by Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (c. 23), s. 44(4), Sch. 1 para. 19(3)(b); S.I. 2010/2981, art. 4(a); S.I. 2017/948, art. 2(a)

Commencement Information

I1S. 18 in force at 20.12.2006 by S.I. 2006/3360, art. 2(b)

19Meaning of “young child”E+W

For the purposes of this Part and Part 3, a child is a “young child” during the period—

(a)beginning with his birth, and

(b)ending immediately before the 1st September next following the date on which he attains the age of five.

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Commencement Information

I2S. 19 in force at 20.12.2006 by S.I. 2006/3360, art. 2(b)

20Meaning of “early years provision”E+W

In this Part “early years provision” means the provision of childcare for a young child.

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Commencement Information

I3S. 20 in force at 20.12.2006 by S.I. 2006/3360, art. 2(b)

21Interpretation of Part 1E+W

In this Part—

  • childcare” has the meaning given by section 18;

  • early years provision” has the meaning given by section 20;

  • F9...

  • F9...

  • young child” has the meaning given by section 19.

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Commencement Information

I4S. 21 in force at 20.12.2006 by S.I. 2006/3360, art. 2(b)

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