This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 April 2010, amend the Social Security (Income Exemption: Home-based Care) Regulations 2004 (the 2004 regulations).
The amendments bring the terminology used in the 2004 regulations into line with that used in Part 26 of the Education Act 1989, relating to early childhood education and care, as substituted by the Education Amendment Act 2006, which came into force on 1 December 2008. In addition, these regulations raise the amount that is declared not to be the income of a caregiver who receives payment for providing home-based education and care, arranged by a service provider, in accordance with the code of practice set out in the Schedule of the Education (Home-Based Care) Order 1992. The amount is raised to reflect a 1.96% increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups) from the December 2008 quarter to the December 2009 quarter.
Date of notification in Gazette: 25 February 2010.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.