§ Ms. Armstrong
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what categories of day nurseries are exempt from registration.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The regulation and registration of day nurseries is currently governed by the Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act 1948, as amended. Section 8 deals with exemption from the requirements of the Act, including registration.
The 1948 Act will be repealed when the Children Act 1989 comes into effect on 14 October 1991. Registration of day care facilities for young children will then be regulated under section 71 of and schedule 9 to the 1989 Act. Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of schedule 9 list exemptions from registration.