The Jersey Football Association is among the first few sports organisations in the island to have been recognised as a registered childcare provider.
The status means the Jersey FA meets a certain set of standards and criteria as outlined by the Government of Jersey, with robust policies in place surrounding safeguarding children.
As a result, parents can now also benefit from tax relief on the cost of sending children on the Jersey FA’s Collas Crill Holiday Fun Weeks.
“This is a great endorsement of the policies and procedures we’ve got in place for our community programme,” said Jersey FA Lead Community Coach, Daniel Seviour.
“We’ve been working closely with the Childcare and Early Years Service (CEYS) and have clearly demonstrated how seriously we take the safeguarding of children at our sessions.
“Now we’ve been officially recognised, parents can claim tax certificates for the cost of the Holiday Fun Week sessions, and present that with their annual tax return in the same way they would for nursery fees, for example. We hope this status will also provide opportunities for more families to access our programme.”