Child employment

All school age children who work part-time must be registered with us.

It is the responsibility of the employer to register all school age children working for them, and to carry out a risk assessment.

Child employment permit application form (pdf, 61kb) – to register, please complete and send it to the the Child Employment Officer

Child working hours

Children must not work before 7am or after 7pm.

Children are not allowed to work more than 12 hours a week during term time.

All school age children must have at least two consecutive weeks off during school holidays.

13 – 14 years

  • School days – 2 hours (Children can only work out of school hours. This may include 1 hour before school.)
  • Saturdays – 5 hours
  • Sundays – 2 hours
  • School Holidays – 5 hours (Up to a maximum of 25 hours a week)

15 – 16 years

  • School days – 2 hours (Children can only work out of school hours. This may include 1 hour before school.)
  • Saturdays – 8 hours
  • Sundays – 2 hours
  • School Holidays – 8 hours (Up to a maximum of 35 hours a week)

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