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23-09-2014, 11:49 AM
I already work with my oh as my assistant with 6 little ones. Have had an enquiry for a nursery pick up late morning which would take us to 7 for around an hour or so. If I register my mum to help for this hour can I do it? Sorry just having a dumb moment and can't think straight!

23-09-2014, 08:31 PM
1. Check whether you need planning permission - if you need it then you have to get it before you go to more than 6 under 8 - or you will not be insured -

Planning permission rules - ENGLAND (http://www.childmindinghelp.co.uk/freeresources/Free%20downloads/planning-permission-rules-england.html)

2. Check your floor space very carefully - you have to be sure you can fit the current children in before you think about more -

Space Requirements (http://www.childmindinghelp.co.uk/freeresources/Free%20downloads/spacerequirementseyfs2012.html)

3. If that's all in place you can have a max of 3 members of staff working together ... hth :D