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


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 30th July, 2019.

I, Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, in the exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 10 of the Childcare Support Act 2018 (No. 11 of 2018), hereby make the following regulations:

Citation and commencement

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Childcare Support Act 2018 (Information to be given by employers and education and training providers to the scheme administrator) Regulations 2019.

(2) These Regulations shall come into operation on 2 September 2019.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations —

“Act” means the Childcare Support Act 2018;

“day” means working day;

“education and training provider” means the provider of any education or training programme that leads to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications and that is accredited by either Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), the State Examinations Commission, a University or an Institute of Technology;

“employer” means the provider of any form of employment, apprenticeship, or participation in a statutory or State-sponsored labour market activation programme, that requires attendance or availability either every week or on a frequent and regular basis.

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

3. (1) An employer shall, as required by the scheme administrator under section 10 of the Act to verify information provided in an application, provide in respect of an applicant or his or her partner the following information in respect of that person:

(a) the name and address of the employer;

(b) the date of commencement of the employment, the duration and the type of contract of employment, as appropriate;

(c) any other information that the scheme administrator requires in relation to the employment for the purpose of section 10(1) of the Act.

(2) An education and training provider shall, as required by the scheme administrator under section 10 of the Act to verify information provided in an application, provide in respect of an applicant or his or her partner the following information in respect of that person:

(a) the name and address of the education and training provider;

(b) confirmation that the person is attending or has attended a course of education or training;

(c) the title of the course;

(d) the start and end dates of the course;

(e) any other information that the scheme administrator requires in relation to the education or training programme for the purpose of section 10(1) of the Act.

(3) The information requested under Regulations 3(1) and 3(2) shall be submitted in writing by the employer or education and training provider in such format as specified in writing by the scheme administrator within 20 days of the receipt of a request for such information by the scheme administrator.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

24 July, 2019.

KATHERINE ZAPPONE,

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations are made pursuant to powers conferred on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs under the Childcare Support Act 2018.

These Regulations provide for the particulars that shall be given by employers and education and training providers to the scheme administrator in order to verify information supplied by an applicant in an application for financial support under the Affordable Childcare Scheme.