View Full Version : Help with numbers for new school starters

02-09-2013, 08:46 PM
Can anyone help clarify ratios for under 5's in particular for reception children doing half days.

I have 2 x 18mth olds all day plus Ds2 (4) who is due to start school but doing half days until end of September. I then have another new school starter (also 4) starting on a TTO contract next week but after school only.

I know they aren't counted as over 5 until they start school full time in 4 weeks so have booked DH (my assistant) to work with me from lunchtime pick-upon until home time for the next few weeks.

What I'm not clear about is whether new mindee will count in my under 5's numbers whilst at school in the morning even though I won't actually see him until I pick-up at lunchtime?

02-09-2013, 08:52 PM
No. If they are not in your care then they are not in your numbers. If it was your own child then it would count in your numbers. The difference is, if child is ill they would go home. If your child is ill they would come into your numbers.

02-09-2013, 09:33 PM
Ok thanks makes sense.