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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Becoming a registered childcare provider

​When registration applies

The Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law, 2002 states that you must apply to become registered if:

  • you intend to care for children from birth to 12 years
  • you receive a reward ( for example get paid)
  • you look after children for more than 2 hours in any day or 6 days in any year (without parent/guardian present)

The Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law, 2002 website

There are some exceptions to this (for example if you are directly related to the child you are looking after in your own home). Further guidance on this is available on the becoming a registered childminder page.

The Jersey Child Care Trust  provides information and guidance for those people who wish to  become an Accredited Nanny.

Settings that are regulated by an external body, such as Adventure Mark, (AALA), which fulfil the regulatory requirements under the Daycare of Children (Jersey) Law, 2002, may be exempt.

Adventure activities licensing ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices. More information can be found on the Adventure Mark website.

For further information email CEYS team.


If you're considering setting up any type of provision, where children are in your care and the parent/guardian is not present, you must be registered. It is important that you get the correct information to avoid unnecessary costs and delays and to ensure you comply with the Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law, 2002. 

Make sure that you read the Statutory Requirements for the type of registered childcare you are setting up so you can make an informed decision about becoming registered.

Types of registered childcare

​Type of childcare​Age range of children cared for
​Early Years​Birth to school entry age
​Childhood​Three to 12 years
ChildminderBirth to 12 years

Applying to become registered

Find out more about setting up an Early Years or Childhood provision or becoming a registered childminder.

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