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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 76: Childminding other than on domestic premises

374.Childcare providers in England such as childminders and other providers are regulated under Part 3 of the 2006 Act. Under that Part childminding is defined as provision on domestic premises for reward (i.e. payment or goods/services). “Domestic premises” means premises which are used wholly or mainly as a private dwelling. The section amends the definitions of childminding in section 96(4), (5), (8) and (9) of the 2006 Act to enable childminders to also operate on non-domestic premises for reward for up to half of their time using their childminder registration.

375.The amendments to sections 34 and 53 of the 2006 Act are consequential on the changes to the definitions of childminding in section 96 and make clear childminders continue to be required to register under Sections 33(1) and 52(1) of the 2006 Act rather than sections 34 and 53 of the 2006 Act which apply to other providers such as nurseries.

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