School Aged Childcare

What is School Aged Childcare

School-age childcare is defined as a service for school-age children from 4 up to 15 years old that operates outside school hours, the primary purpose of which is to care for children when their parents are unavailable.

A ‘school age service’ includes any early years’ service, play group, day nursery, crèche, day-care or other similar service which;

  • Caters for children under the age of 15 years enrolled in a school providing primary or post primary education.
  • Provides a range of activities that are developmental, educational and recreational in manner, which take place outside of school hours, the primary purpose of which is to care for children where their parents are unavailable.
  • The basis for access to which is made publicly known to the parents and guardians of the children.
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