Childcare Support Act 2018


Number 11 of 2018


CHILDCARE SUPPORT ACT 2018

REVISED

Updated to 31 December 2020


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Childcare Support Act 2018. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020 (32/2020), enacted 28 December 2020, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (Part 21) (Commencement) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 676 of 2020), made 21 December 2021, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

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CHILDCARE SUPPORT ACT 2018

REVISED

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Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Childcare Support Acts 2018 and 2019 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019 (36/2019), s. 1(5)). The Acts in this group are:

Childcare Support Act 2018 (11/2018)

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019 (36/2001), Part 3 (ss. 9-11) (Repealed)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020)

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019 (36/2019)

All Acts up to and including Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020 (32/2020), enacted 28 December 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Calculation of Amount of Financial Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 33 of 2020)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Assessment of Income) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 528 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Processing of Personal Data) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 513 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Calculation of Amount of Financial Support) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 378 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Information to be Given by Employers and Education and Training Providers to the Scheme Administrator) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 377 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Payment Of Financial Support) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 375 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Assessment of Income) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 373 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Appeals) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 371 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Reviews) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 370 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 348 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 67 of 2019)

Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 574 of 2018)

All statutory instruments up to and including Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (Part 21) (Commencement) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 676 of 2020), made 21 December 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 11 of 2018


CHILDCARE SUPPORT ACT 2018

REVISED

Updated to 31 December 2020


CONTENTS

1. Interpretation

2. Establishment of Scheme

3. Scheme administrator

4. Functions of scheme administrator

5. Governance

6. Agreements relating to performance of certain functions

7. Persons eligible to apply for financial support

8. Approved childcare services provider

9. Application for financial support

10. Information to be given by employers and education and training providers to scheme administrator

11. Assessment of income

12. Determination of application for financial support

13. Calculation of amount of financial support

14. Provision for vulnerable children

15. Payment of financial support

16. Change of circumstances

17. Reviews

18. Authorised officers

19. Powers of authorised officers

20. Appeals

21. Recovery of payment of financial support

22. Amendment of Act of 1991

23. Amendment of section 265 of Act of 2005

24. Processing of personal data

25. Regulations

26. Review of Scheme

27. Transitional provision

28. Expenses

29. Offences

30. Short title and commencement

SCHEDULE 1

Assessment of Income

SCHEDULE 2

Agreements with Certain Statutory Bodies

SCHEDULE 3

Processing of Personal Data


Acts Referred to

Child Care Act 1991 (No. 17)

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 (No. 32)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (No. 24)

Companies Acts

Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003

Education Act 1998 (No. 51)

Housing Act 1988 (No. 28)

International Protection Act 2015 (No. 66)

Local Government Act 2001 (No. 37)

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26)

Student Support Act 2011 (No. 4)


Number 11 of 2018


CHILDCARE SUPPORT ACT 2018

REVISED

Updated to 31 December 2020


An Act to provide for the establishment of a scheme to be known as the Affordable Childcare Scheme under which financial support may be made available to persons in respect of childcare out of resources allocated to the Minister for the purposes of the Scheme and to provide for related matters.

[2 nd July , 2018]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: