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11-07-2014, 09:32 AM
My husband works with me as my assistant and under the space requirements we can have 6 under fives if we want. However, if it was just me working on my own I know I can only have one baby under the age of one, but as I have an assistant can I have two babies???

11-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Yes, effectively you can double the standard ratio's i.e 6 under 8 - of which 3 under 5 ,1 of which 1 can be under 1 x 2 = 12 under 8- 6 under 5 of which 2 can be under 1 (if your brave enough) of course space allowing and any planning restriction allowing.

12 under 8yrs oh no!!! :panic: :panic: i'm sure you don't want this as it was more the under 5's and under 1's you wanted to know about.

11-07-2014, 12:35 PM
Thanks for the confirmation but yes I wouldn't want 12 under 8's!

12-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Thanks for the confirmation but yes I wouldn't want 12 under 8's!

It shows how different CMs are...

I personally would love to have 12 under 8 with an assistant .... if that meant a mixture of babies, toddlers, school children and also the older ones...what an experience that would be!
It is also dependant on the space you have for that number

12-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Yes you can have a baby each. My assistant is hopefully starting in sept and we are going up to 12 in total which includes my 6 and 9 and her 9 year old so not all under 8 but only 9 mindees in total. I'm excited :-) most of the before and after school time is school age children with only 2 under 5s as most of the under 5s come short hours in school time.