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Child Minding: Registration

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether childminders working two hours or less a week have to pay a fee to Ofsted to become registered. (251041)

As part of a number of reforms that were introduced in September 2008, we extended and redefined the categories of child care that are exempt from compulsory registration. Where child care is provided by a child minder, or any other type of provider, for an individual child for two hours or less per day, these providers would be exempt from registration. The full range of exemptions are set out in the Childcare (Exemptions from Registration) Order 2008 (SI 2008 No 979.) which can be found at: