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.
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
|Early Years||Birth to school entry age|
|Childhood||Three to 12 years|
|Childminder||Birth to 12 years|
Early Years Statutory Requirements (birth to 5 years)
Childhood Statutory Requirements (three to 12 years)
Childminder Requirements of Registration (birth to 12 years)
Applying to become registered
Find out more about setting up an Early Years or Childhood provision or
becoming a registered childminder.