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Setting up an Early Years or Childhood provision

Things to consider when applying to register

If you're considering setting up a registered childcare setting,  make sure you get the right information and support first to avoid unnecessary costs and delays.

Registration Fees

Fees are not currently applicable but this may change in the future.

Statutory Requirements

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

These different types of setting are:

Early Years settings (caring for children aged birth to five)

Early Years Statutory Requirements

Childhood settings (caring for children aged three to 12 years)

Childhood Statutory Requirements (three to 12 years)

Daycare of Children Law

You should also understand the requirements of the Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law, 2002 before opening a registered childcare setting.

Site visits

When consider yourself to be compliant with the Statutory Requirements related to the type of setting you wish to register and have submitted your application, we will arrange a visit to the premises you hope to use.

In order to give time for any updates/changes or work to be completed, all reports and certificates relating to the premises and staff to be employed must be seen by CEYS at least two weeks before the proposed opening date.

After the site visit, we will contact you to let you know if we provisionally agree your application for registration.

Other departments you need to contact

Once you hear from us you may need to apply to all or some of the following:

Applying to register your setting

The Application to register an Early Years or Childhood setting should be completed and submitted.  We will confirm receipt of your application and a member of the team will contact you within 10 working days.


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