Registered full day care can be provided at any time (day or night) for children under eight at a venue other than domestic premises for more than a total of two hours a day.
Full day care; often provided by day nurseries offer care usually from 7:30am till 6pm Monday to Friday. This caters for the needs of the majority of working parents and for children 0-5 years old.
If you are interested in setting up full day care more information is available here.
Sessional day care is usually provided in blocks under 4 hours this can include pre school playgroups which may offer morning or afternoon sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
It can also include breakfast clubs and after school provision for school aged children. Some providers of out of school provision may also offer holiday clubs.
A childminder is a person who looks after one or more children under the age of eight for more than a total of two hours a day on domestic premises (other than the child’s own home.)
Ofsted are responsible for the registration, inspection and regulation of all registered childcare provision
Interested in a career working with children? There are a number of options, and you may need advice and support to help you make the right choice for you.
(more on career options in working with children)