Crèches are set up to provide occasional childcare for children so that their parents can attend an activity taking place on the same premises. They usually open for less than three hours at a time but this does vary. Some crèches are registered with Ofsted on the voluntary part of the childcare register if they meet the requirements. Parents can ask for a copy of their Ofsted report if they are registered. You can’t claim early years entitlement at crèches. You can find out if a crèche needs to be registered by checking the Ofsted exemptions fact sheet Search our services section for a crèche.