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.
Date of notification in Gazette: 13 June 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.