A group family day-care provider is an employee of the municipality, who has completed the vocational qualification of a family day-care provider, family day-care provider course or some other degree in early childhood education. An individual early childhood education plan is prepared for each child together with the parents. The operations are also guided by the early childhood education plan. Child group size and number of staff in group family day care In a group family day-care centre the child group size is 8-12 children and 2-3 care providers work in the group. Opening hours The daily opening hours of a group family day-care centre vary group-specifically between 7 am and 5 pm.