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The Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2002

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2.  (1)  In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “the Act”(“y Ddeddf”) means the Children Act 1989;

  • “appropriate office”(“swyddfa briodol”) means—

    (a)

    if an office has been specified under paragraph (2) in relation to any relevant premises, that office;

    (b)

    in any other case, any office of the National Assembly;

  • “the National Assembly” (“y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol”) means the National Assembly for Wales;

  • “national minimum standards” (“safonau gofynnol cenedlaethol”) means the standards set out in the statements of national minimum standards;

  • “open access play provision” (“darpariaeth chwarae mynediad agored”) means the provision of day care which does not require

    (a)

    a prior arrangement by the registered person to provide such care; or

    (b)

    that children are escorted by a parent or other responsible person to and from the relevant premises;

  • “organisation”(“corff”) means a body corporate;

  • “person in charge” (“person sy'n gyfrifol”) means in relation to day care the individual appointed by the registered person as the person in charge of providing actual day care on the premises;

  • “registered person” (“person cofrestredig”) means a person registered under Part XA of the Act as a child minder or a provider of day care;

  • “relevant child” (“plentyn perthnasol”) means a child in relation to whom a registered person acts as a child minder or, as the case may be, to whom day care is provided by a registered person;

  • “relevant premises” (“safle perthnasol”) means premises on which a registered person acts as a childminder or, as the case may be, day care is provided by a registered person;

  • “responsible individual” (“unigolyn cyfrifol”) has the meaning given to it in regulation 4;

  • “statements of national minimum standards” (“datganiadau safonau gofynnol cenedlaethol”) means the statements of national minimum standards described in Schedule 1 which were made by the National Assembly on the date of making of these Regulations;

  • “statement of purpose” (“datganiad o ddiben”) means the statement compiled in accordance with regulation 3(1).

(2) The National Assembly may specify an office controlled by it as the appropriate office in relation to relevant premises situated in a particular area of Wales.

(3) In these Regulations a reference—

(a)to a numbered regulation or Schedule is to the regulation in, or Schedule to, these Regulations bearing that number;

(b)in a regulation or Schedule to a numbered paragraph, is to the paragraph in that regulation or Schedule bearing that number;

(c)in a paragraph to a lettered or numbered sub-paragraph is to the sub-paragraph in that paragraph bearing that letter or number.

(4) In these regulations, unless the contrary intention appears, references to employing a person include employing a person whether or not for payment, and whether under a contract of service, a contract for services or otherwise than under a contract, and allowing a person to work as a volunteer, and references to an employee or to a person being employed shall be construed accordingly.

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