Child Care Act 1991

F295 [ PART VIIA

Supervision of Early Years Services ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F295

Part VIIA (ss. 58A-58L) inserted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 92, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

58A.

F296 [ Definitions for this part

58A

58A. In this Part

Agency has the same meaning as it has in the Child and Family Agency Act 2013;

arts has the same meaning as it has in the Arts Act 2003 ;

authorised person means a person appointed under section 58I to be an authorised person for the purposes of this Part;

competitive sport has the same meaning as it has in the Irish Sports Council Act 1999 ;

early years service means a service providing

(a) a pre-school service, or

(b) a school age service;

pre-school child means a child who has not attained the age of six years, and who is not attending a recognised school;

pre-school service means any pre-school, play group, day nursery, cr è che, day-care or other similar service which caters for pre-school children;

recognised school has the same meaning as it has in the Education Act 1998 ;

recreational sport has the same meaning as it has in the Irish Sports Council Act 1999 ;

register means the register established and maintained in accordance with section 58C ;

F297 [ school has the same meaning as it has in the Education Act 1998 ; ]

school age child means a child who is attending a school age service;

F298 [ school age service means any early years service, play group, day nursery, cr è che, day-care or other similar service which

(a) caters for children under the age of 15 years enrolled in a school providing primary or post-primary education,

(b) provides a range of activities that are developmental, educational and recreational in manner, which take place outside of school hours, the primary purpose of which is to care for children where their parents are unavailable, and

(c) the basis for access to which is made publicly known to the parents and guardians of the children referred to in paragraph (a) of this definition,

but excludes those services

(i) solely providing activities relating to

(I) the Arts,

(II) youth work,

(III) competitive or recreational sport,

(IV) tuition, or

(V) religious teaching,

or

(ii) for whom statutory provision for inspection exists, prior to the commencement of this section; ]

youth work has the same meaning as it has in the Youth Work Act 2001 . ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F296

Part VIIA (ss. 58A-58L) inserted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 92, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

F297

Inserted (17.02.2019) by Childcare Support Act 2018 (11/2018), s. 22(a)(i), S.I. No. 574 of 2019.

F298

Substituted (17.02.2019) by Childcare Support Act 2018 (11/2018), s. 22(a)(ii), S.I. No. 574 of 2018.