Schedule 4 - Child minding and day care

Children Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 21 October 2004.

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Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Children) 3:45, 21 October 2004

I beg to move amendment No. 162, in

schedule 4, page 44, line 7, at end insert—

'Hotels etc

In Schedule 9A, after paragraph 2 insert—

''2A (1) Part XA does not apply to provision of day care in a hotel, guest house or other similar establishment for children staying in that establishment where—

(a) the provision takes place only between 6 pm and 2 am; and

(b) the person providing the care is doing so for no more than two different clients at the same time.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b), a ''client'' is a person at whose request (or persons at whose joint request) day care is provided for a child.''.'.

Again, this is a small amendment to deal with an anomaly that we have uncovered. If babysitting is provided in a hotel, it needs to be registered. We are making the necessary changes so that if children are looked after or babysat in a hotel, Ofsted registration is not required.

Amendment agreed to.

Schedule 4, as amended, agreed to.