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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by scarfandhat, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. scarfandhat

    scarfandhat New commenter

    Can anyone help with ratios please?!
    We will have

    4 - 2 year old
    11 - 3-4 Year old
    15 - Reception aged children

    From what I understand it is 1:4 for the 2 year olds, 1:8 for the 3-4 and 1:30 for the reception children.
    Does that mean 3 members of staff would cover the ratio?
  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I think it is 1:8 for the 2 year olds and 1:13 for the 3-4 year olds, if the person is level 6 qualified.
    Certainly I can have 13 in my 3-4 year old class.

    It could be that your 4 year olds from the 3-4 group, could count with reception, so if there were enough of them, you could have 2 members of staff.
    I would want 3 though...sounds like a very tricky group to manage!
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  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

  4. scarfandhat

    scarfandhat New commenter

    @caterpillartobutterfly thank you! I know I posted a while back, still trying to get my head around everything! Thank you for replying
  5. Toomuchtooyoung

    Toomuchtooyoung Occasional commenter

    EYFS p24.
    I’m not sure what you’re struggling to get your head around
    You need a level 3 for the 2 year olds. Ratio 1:4.
    3-4 year old not in reception year ratio is either 1:8 or 1:13 depending on the highest qualification L3 or L6, I assume L6 qts ie your reception teacher.
    Reception age 1:30
    You will need 3 members of staff for the numbers you mention
    Your 4 yo will only count in the higher reception ratio if they are turning 5 that academic year, they have to be reception age.
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  6. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    Agreed with toomychtooyoung.
    You need 3. 2 is not enough as your two year old needs 1 person just for them, regardless of qualification.
    Assuming this is a unit and your reception teachers has QTS, then your 3 year olds can be 13 to 1. If there is no L6 then they need 8 to 1 and you would need a 4th person.
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  7. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Link to the EYFS statutory framework document

    Level 6 (degree level) qualification needs to be relevant, so can also include EYPS and EYTS as well as QTS

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