This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 20 August 2012, amend the Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004 (the principal regulations) by revoking the definition of approved early-childhood programme and inserting the definition of approved early-childhood education programme. That term is required to be defined by regulations by section 170(2)(c) of the Social Security Act 1964, following amendment of that Act by the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012. Subsequent references in the principal regulations to an approved early-childhood programme are amended accordingly.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 August 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.