WHAT IS DAY CARE?
Day Care means care provided at any time (day or night) for children under the age of 8 on premises other than domestic premises, where the period (or total of periods) in any day during which children are looked after on the premises exceeds two hours. For the purpose of regulation, day care providers are divided into five types:
FULL DAY CARE IS....
Facilities that provide day care for children under 8 for a continuous period of 4 hours or more in any day in premises which are not domestic premises. Examples are Day Nurseries and Children’s Centres and some family Centres.
SESSIONAL CARE IS...
Facilities where children under 8 attend day care for no more than five sessions a week, each session being less than a continuous period of 4 hours in any day. Where two sessions are offered in any one-day, there is a break between sessions with no children in the care of the provider. This is intended to cover provision which offers children part-time care and the opportunity to engage in activities with their peer group e.g. playgroups.
Facilities that provide occasional care for children under 8 and are provided on particular premises on more than five days a year. They need to be registered where they run for more than two hours a day, even where individual children attend for shorter periods. Some are in permanent premises and care for children while parents are engaged in particular activities, e.g. shopping or sport. Others are established on a temporary basis to care for children while their parents are involved in time-limited activities, e.g. a conference or exhibition.
OUT OF SCHOOL CARE IS....
Facilities that provide day care for children under 8, which operate before school, after school, or during the school holidays. The total care provided is for more than two hours in any day and for more than five days a year. A main purpose of the provision is to look after children in the absence of their parents. This form of care can include children from three years old and children over 8 may use it. Examples are summer camps, holiday play schemes, breakfast clubs, after school clubs. Open access schemes are included. These may be permanent or short-term schemes and generally cater for older children, however, children aged five to seven may attend. The main purpose of the provision is to provide supervised play opportunities for children in a safe environment in the absence of their parents.
EXTENDED DAY CARE IS...
Non-funded EYs provision provided in addition to the funded 15 hour entitlement. Information taken from JSP 342 Pt 2 Vol 4 (V3.0 Dec 14).
SSAFA works in partnership with Prospects Services Early Years Inspection Service to provide inspection services for us on Cyprus. Prospects Services currently run the largest Early Years Inspection contract in the Midlands and North of England on behalf of Ofsted, inspecting nearly 30,000 early years and child care providers. Prospects Services carry out both day care and childminder inspections across SBA’s in Cyprus.
October 2016: Click here to read a letter to parents from CBF, Cyprus.
TAX FREE CHILDCARE
Please see the following posters:
Supporting Families with Childcare Costs - Childcare Choices - which scheme is best for you?
Supporting Families with Childcare Costs - Details about the introduction of tax-free childcare from 28 April 2017.
Supporting Families with Childcare Costs - Further information about the Childcare Voucher Scheme which is due to close to new applicants from 1 April 2018.
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