Hi all, Would like some clarification on what the ratios are for a mixed Reception/year 1 class. We have 16 children of whom 8 are year 1 and 8 are Reception. What staffing do we have to have and what qualifications do they need. I hold QTS, does my TA have to hold a level 3 qualification? Our current TA does have a level 3 but we are looking to recruit a new TA for next year. I have looked at the EYFS and it seems that if I had all Reception children then I have 1:13 ratio (why is it different from in the maintained sector!!!) and then have 1 other TA who must be level 3. Does this apply in the same way if I only have 8 reception children mixed with 8 year 1s? Thanks in advance!