Child Care (Amendment) Act 2007

Substitution of section 49 of Principal Act.

5.— Section 49 (as amended by item 54 of Part 6 of Schedule 7 to the Health Act 2004 ) of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted:

“Definitions for Part VII.

49.— In this Part—

‘authorised person’ means a person appointed under section 54 to be an authorised person for the purposes of this Part;

‘pre-school child’ means a child—

(a) who has not attained the age of six years, and

(b) who is not attending—

(i) a school, or

(ii) an establishment which provides an education programme similar to that provided by a school;

‘pre-school service’ means any pre-school, play group, day nursery, crèche, day-care or other similar service which caters for pre-school children, including those grant-aided by the Health Service Executive;

‘ school’ means an establishment which provides—

(a) primary education to its students,

(b) early childhood education, or

(c) both primary education to its students and early childhood education;

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

‘school age service’ means a childcare service—

(a) provided on a regular basis for children (or a class of children) who attend—

(i) a school, or

(ii) an establishment which provides an educational programme similar to that provided by a school,

(b) provided outside of normal school hours, and

(c) the basis of access to which is made publicly known to the parents and guardians of children referred to in paragraph (a).”.