Apply for a child work permit

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. They must also carry out a risk assessment.

Apply for a child work permit

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 to 14 years

  • School days – two hours (children can only work out of school hours. This may include one hour before school.)
  • Saturdays – five hours
  • Sundays – two hours
  • School Holidays – five hours (up to a maximum of 25 hours a week)

15 to 16 years

  • School days – two hours (children can only work out of school hours. This may include one hour before school.)
  • Saturdays – eight hours
  • Sundays – two hours

School Holidays – eight hours (up to a maximum of 35 hours a week)