Regulations on school-age childcare come into effect

Regulations requiring the registration of school-age childcare services have come into effect.

Childcare services for school-age children must now register with, the Child and Family Agency by 18 May.

School-age services that are already registered must apply for re-registration by 18 August. New services must apply for registration at least three months before opening.


Once registered, school age childcare services will be able to participate in the forthcoming Affordable Childcare Scheme launching in late 2019.

The regulations are preliminary ahead of a public consultation process on the development of comprehensive regulations and national quality standards for school-age childcare.

More information is available on the Department’s website.