Childcare for Children (8.30.80.L7)
Child Care for Children
Updated: 12 September 2017
Words You May Need to Know
Options – choices
Registered – officially recorded / recognised
Co-ordinate – to bring activities or things together so that they work well together
Profile – short description or outline of something or someone
Recruit – employ
Accredited – when someone has gained a recognised standard or qualification to do something
Facility – here, a place particularly for childcare
Session - a period of time
Choosing the right childcare for you and your family is a very important decision. There are many options available to suit different families’ needs.
Those interested in the childcare provisions that are available in Jersey are advised to look at the following websites.
The Childcare and Early Years Service (‘CEYS’) is a government service which is based at the Education Department.
CEYS register all Day Nurseries/Pre-schools/Childminders and School Aged Care.
PO Box 142 Highlands Campus Jersey JE4 8QJ
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
The information on the website includes ‘A basic guide to childcare’ and has details of registered childcare centres.
Jersey Child Care Trust (‘JCCT’)
The JCCT is a charity that coordinates, promotes and facilitates the expansion of childcare provisions in Jersey by ‘Putting Families First.’
There is a lot of information about available childcare on their website.
JCCT, The Bridge, Le Geyt Road, St Saviour JE2 7NT
Jersey Association of Child Carers
The JACC lists members who are registered childminders. The childminder advertises their services by way of a personal profile so parents can find the most suitable and convenient childminder for the family.
Nannies are not registered under any Law. Nannies are employed by the family and work from that family’s home. When you have two or more children, the nanny may be a more affordable childcare choice. The Jersey Child Care Trust recommends that you recruit a nanny who is either accredited or has the necessary qualifications to go on to apply for accreditation once in post. For further information on employing a nanny visit www.jcct.org.je
This is a group formed by parents or carers for children under 3 where the parents/carers remain present.
A facility that may be offered in addition to another service, e.g. a hotel. There are no legal requirements for carers to be qualified or checked as suitable adults to care for children. It is worth asking for evidence of suitability.
Provide all day, year round care for children from birth to school entry age. Most day nurseries are privately owned and all are registered by CEYS.
Provide sessional care and learning for children over the age of 2 for a maximum of 5 hours per session and are registered by CEYS.
They are usually attached to a primary school. Children attend either a morning session or an afternoon session during term time.
Children With Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)
Parents of a pre-school child with special needs should visit www.gov.je/Education/Schools/Sen/Pages/WhatSupportAvailable.aspx
The website includes information about:
- equal opportunities for all children
- concerns about your child’s education
- the Education Support Team (EST)
The Jersey Child Care Trust also has a Special Needs Inclusion Project where they support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in accessing mainstream private nurseries – visit www.jcct.org.je
Childminders are self-employed and care for babies from birth to children up to the age of 12 in the childminder’s own home.
For more information about registration please contact CEYS on 449387 or the Jersey Association of Child Carers website on www.jacc.org.je
School Aged Care Clubs
These are available outside of school hours for school aged children in a variety of settings. They are registered by CEYS.
Help with Childcare Costs
For information about
· Free early learning for your child
· Help with childcare – Income Support