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        Childcare Act 2006 (c. 21)
        Introductory Text
        Main body
        [Part 1 General functions of local authority: England]
        [ Improvement of young children's well-being]
        [1 General duties of local authority in relation to well-being of young children]
        [2 Meaning of "early childhood services" for purposes of section 3]
        [3 Specific duties of local authority in relation to early childhood services]
        [4 Duty of local authority and relevant partners to work together]
        [5 Power to amend sections 2 and 4]
        [ Provision of childcare]
        [6 Duty to secure sufficient childcare for working parents]
        [7 Duty to secure prescribed early years provision free of charge]
        [8 Powers of local authority in relation to the provision of childcare]
        [9 Arrangements between local authority and childcare providers]
        [10 Charges where local authority provide childcare]
        [11 Duty to assess childcare provision]
        [ Information, advice and assistance]
        [12 Duty to provide information, advice and assistance]
        [13 Duty to provide information, advice and training to childcare providers]
        [ Miscellaneous]
        [14 Inspection]
        [15 Powers of Secretary of State to secure proper performance etc.]
        [16 Amendments of Children Act 2004]
        [17 Charges for early years provision at maintained school]
        [ Interpretation]
        [18 Meaning of childcare]
        [19 Meaning of "young child"]
        [20 Meaning of "early years provision"]
        [21 Interpretation of Part 1]
        [Part 2 General Functions of Local Authority: Wales]
        [ Provision of childcare]
        [22 Duty to secure sufficient childcare for working parents]
        [23 Powers of local authority in relation to the provision of childcare]
        [24 Arrangements between local authority and childcare providers]
        [25 Charges where local authority provide childcare]
        [26 Power to require local authority to assess childcare provision]
        [ Information, advice and assistance]
        [27 Duty to provide information, advice and assistance]
        [ Miscellaneous]
        [28 Inspection]
        [29 Powers of Assembly to secure proper performance etc.]
        [ Interpretation]
        [30 Interpretation of Part 2]
        [Part 3 Regulation of Provision of Childcare in England]
        [Chapter 1 General functions of Chief Inspector]
        [31 General functions of the Chief Inspector]
        [32 Maintenance of the two childcare registers]
        [Chapter 2 Regulation of early years provision]
        [ Requirements to register]
        [33 Requirement to register: early years childminders]
        [34 Requirement to register: other early years providers]
        [ Process of registration]
        [35 Applications for registration: early years childminders]
        [36 Applications for registration: other early years providers]
        [37 Entry on the register and certificates]
        [38 Conditions on registration]
        [ Requirements to be met by early years providers]
        [39 The Early Years Foundation Stage]
        [40 Duty to implement Early Years Foundation Stage]
        [41 The learning and development requirements]
        [42 Further provisions about assessment arrangements]
        [43 Welfare requirements]
        [44 Instruments specifying learning and development or welfare requirements]
        [45 Procedure for making certain orders]
        [46 Power to enable exemptions to be conferred]
        [47 Independent schools]
        [48 Amendments relating to curriculum]
        [ Inspection]
        [49 Inspections]
        [50 Report of inspections]
        [ Interpretation]
        [51 Interpretation of Chapter 2]
        [Chapter 3 Regulation of later years provision for children under 8]
        [ Requirements to register]
        [52 Requirement to register: later years childminders for children under eight]
        [53 Requirement to register: other later years providers for children under eight]
        [ Process of registration]
        [54 Applications for registration: later years childminders]
        [55 Applications for registration: other later years providers]
        [56 Entry on the register and certificates]
        [57 Special procedure for registered early years providers]
        [ Regulation]
        [58 Conditions on registration]
        [59 Regulations governing activities]
        [ Inspection]
        [60 Inspections]
        [61 Report of inspections]
        [Chapter 4 Voluntary registration]
        [ Process of voluntary registration]
        [62 Applications for registration on the general register: childminders]
        [63 Applications for registration on the general register: other childcare providers]
        [64 Entry on the register and certificates]
        [65 Special procedure for persons already registered]
        [ Regulation of persons registering voluntarily]
        [66 Conditions on registration]
        [67 Regulations governing activities]
        [Chapter 5 Common provisions]
        [ Cancellation of registration etc.]
        [68 Cancellation of registration]
        [69 Suspension of registration]
        [70 Voluntary removal from register]
        [71 Termination of voluntary registration on expiry of prescribed period]
        [ Cancellation etc. in an emergency]
        [72 Protection of children in an emergency]
        [ Registration - procedural safeguards]
        [73 Procedure for taking certain steps]
        [74 Appeals]
        [ Disqualification from registration]
        [75 Disqualification from registration]
        [76 Consequences of disqualification]
        [ Rights of entry]
        [77 Powers of entry]
        [78 Requirement for consent to entry]
        [79 Power of constable to assist in exercise of powers of entry]
        [ Reports and information]
        [80 Combined reports]
        [81 Information to be included in annual reports]
        [82 Supply of information to Chief Inspector]
        [83 Supply of information to HMRC and local authorities]
        [84 Disclosure of information for certain purposes]
        [ Offences and criminal proceedings]
        [85 Offence of making false or misleading statement]
        [86 Time limit for proceedings]
        [87 Offences by bodies corporate]
        [88 Unincorporated associations]
        [ Miscellaneous]
        [89 Fees]
        [90 Cases where consent to disclosure withheld]
        [91 Co-operation between authorities]
        [92 Combined certificates of registration]
        [93 Notices]
        [94 Power to amend Part 3: applications in respect of multiple premises]
        [95 Certain institutions not to be regarded as schools]
        [ Interpretation]
        [96 Meaning of early years and later years provision etc.]
        [97 Employees not to be regarded as providing childcare]
        [98 Interpretation of Part 3]
        Part 4 Miscellaneous and General
        [ Provision of information about children]
        [99 Provision of information about young children: England]
        [100 Provision of information about young children: transitory provision]
        [101 Provision of information about children: Wales]
        [ Disqualification for registration under Children Act 1989]
        [102 Disqualification for registration under Children Act 1989]
        General
        103 Minor and consequential amendments and repeals
        104 Subordinate legislation: general provisions
        105 Subordinate legislation: parliamentary control
        106 General interpretation etc.
        107 Financial provisions
        108 Isles of Scilly
        109 Commencement
        110 The appropriate authority by whom commencement order is made
        111 Short title and extent
        Schedules
        [SCHEDULE 1 Amendments relating to the curriculum]
        SCHEDULE 2 Minor and consequential amendments
        [SCHEDULE 3 Repeals]
        [Part 1 The curriculum]
        [Part 2 Other repeals]

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