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National Minimum Standards describe sessional day care as “childcare for children from aged two, on non-domestic premises, which is for less than a continuous period of four hours in any one day. The service is mainly used by children aged from three to five rather than babies or toddlers, although some may admit two-year-olds. Where two sessions are offered in any one day, children must not attend more than five sessions per week. There must be a break between sessions with no children in the care of the provider”.  

This may include: playgroups, Cylchoedd Meithrin, wrap around care, funded education places and free childcare places.


Job roles

  1. Sessional day care manager
  2. Sessional day care advanced practitioner / deputy manager
  3. Sessional day care practitioner
  4. Sessional day care assistant practitioner