Social Security (Social Obligations—Attendance at Recognised Early Childhood Education Programme) Regulations 2013

2013/252

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Social Security (Social Obligations—Attendance at Recognised Early Childhood Education Programme) Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of June 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 60RA(3), 60RAB, and 132 of the Social Security Act 1964, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Social Security (Social Obligations—Attendance at Recognised Early Childhood Education Programme) Regulations 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 15 July 2013.

3 Prescribed target number of hours of attendance at recognised early childhood education programme
  • (1) This regulation prescribes a target number of hours of attendance at every recognised early childhood education programme for the purposes of section 60RA(3)(a)(ii) and (b)(i) of the Social Security Act 1964.

    (2) The target number of hours that this regulation prescribes for those purposes is 15 hours per week.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 15 July 2013, are made under the Social Security Act 1964. They relate to the social obligations imposed by section 60RA of that Act on certain beneficiaries with 1 or more dependent children, and on the spouses or partners of those beneficiaries. The obligations relate to those dependent children aged 3, 4, or 5 years who are not enrolled at and regularly attending a registered school and who (if aged 5 years) do not give rise to an exemption from some or all of the work test obligations on the active teaching out of school grounds in section 60RAB(2). The obligations are to take all reasonable steps to ensure that those dependent children are enrolled at and attending a recognised early childhood education programme to the minimum extent prescribed, or otherwise in the manner prescribed. These regulations prescribe the target number of hours of attendance at the recognised early childhood education programme as 15 hours per week.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 June 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.