Child Care Act 1991

58B.

F299 [ Regulations

58B

58B. (1) The Minister shall, after consultation with the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, make regulations for the purpose of securing the health, safety and welfare and promoting the development of children attending early years services.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) , regulations may

(a) prescribe any matter or thing referred to in this Part as prescribed or to be prescribed,

(b) prescribe requirements as to the heating, lighting, ventilation, cleanliness, repair and maintenance of premises in which early years services are carried on and as to the equipment and facilities to be provided,

(c) provide for the enforcement and execution of the regulations by the Agency,

(d) prescribe the fees to be paid to the Agency by persons carrying on prescribed early years services towards the cost of inspections under this Part,

(e) prescribe the minimum level of qualifications for any class or classes of persons working in an early years service, and

(f) prescribe any additional particulars and details required in relation to the register.

(3) Regulations under this section may

(a) make different provision for different classes of early years services,

(b) prescribe different requirements for different classes of early years services,

(c) provide for exemptions from any provision or provisions of the regulations for a specified class or classes of early years services. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F299

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.

Editorial Notes:

E150

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.02.2019) by Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration Of School Age Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 58 of 2019), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E151

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.02.2019) by Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 575 of 2018), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E152

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.12.2016) by Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 632 of 2016), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E153

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.06.2016) by Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 221 of 2016), in effect as per reg. 1(2).