Childcare on Domestic Premises is where four or more people come together to work in a home-based setting at any one time.
It can sometimes feel like a "mini nursery". It will usually have all the advantages of a larger group of children learning together but still with a homely feel. Generally all the children will be together, whereas nursery settings may have rooms for different ages.
‘Childcare on Domestic Premises’ is classified by Ofsted as "where there are more three people working together, for example four childminders, or two childminders and two assistants, or one childminder and three assistants." Ofsted require the provision leader to hold a minimum Level 3 qualification, as per that required by Nursery provision.