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The Childcare Act 2006 (Local Authority Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2008

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Childcare Act 2006;

“assessment” (“asesiad”) means the assessment carried out by a local authority under section 26(1) of the Act;

“childcare” (“gofal plant”) means care which is required to be registered under part 10A of the Children Act 1989(1) or care which would be required to be registered under part 10A but for the fact that it is provided for a child aged 8 or over;

“childcare provider” (“darparydd gofal plant”) means any person who provides childcare;

“free nursery education” (“addysg feithrin am ddim”) means provision which is made under arrangements between the provider and the local authority in pursuance of the local authority’s duty under section 118 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(2)

“local authority’s partners” (“partneriaid yr awdurdod lleol”) means the relevant partners as defined in section 25 of the Children Act 2004(3) and JobCentre Plus;

“session length” (“hyd sesiwn”) means the maximum period of time for which a childcare provider will care for a child in a day;

(2) In these Regulations, the age ranges are—

(a)ages 2 and under;

(b)ages 3 and 4;

(c)ages 5, 6 and 7;

(d)ages 8, 9 and 10;

(e)ages 11, 12, 13 and 14; and

(f)in relation to disabled children only, ages 15, 16 and 17.

(3) In these Regulations, the types of childcare are—

(a)childminding;

(b)full day care;

(c)sessional care;

(d)out of school care; and

(e)creches

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