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03-07-2010, 08:24 AM
Is there a way of having a rough idea how many children I could have in my home?

I need to know that I could earn what I need for me to quit my job and I don't want to quit to find that I only can have 1 child as that won't cover my bills.

On the ground floor, I plan to use the dinning room and living room as play space (approx 247ft2 or 23m2) and the upstairs back bedroom for sleeping (115ft2 or 11m2)

I also have back garden which is full enclosed and a park less than 5 mins away (which I will take full advance of)

Anyone any ideas?

Carpet Monkeys
03-07-2010, 09:05 AM
Do you have any children of your own? If so, what are their ages as they will be included in your numbers!

03-07-2010, 09:07 AM
Not yet but the plan is to have one before I start so at the point of starting I would have a 6-9 month old (or thats the theory anyway)

Carpet Monkeys
03-07-2010, 09:16 AM
Your house sounds similar size to mine and I have large furniture, I can have 3 under 5, and 2 in the 5 to 8, as I have a son who is currently 7.

So I would think you could have (if babe happens and age 6-9mths when you start), 2 under 5 (none under 1), and 3 in the 5-8 age range.

When you have you pre reg visit the Inspector will tell you how many you can have!

03-07-2010, 09:18 AM
Thanks - I need at least 2 spaces on top of my child for it too work so it gives me an idea that it's possible and I am not completely wasting my time.

03-07-2010, 12:11 PM
hi its normally 3 under 5 (not at school) and 3 5-8yr old your own kids are to be included in this number. then thats how many you can usually have:)