View Full Version : When your mindees turn 8

10-02-2012, 07:41 PM
I understand that there are no ratios on over 8s but what what happens when they do turn 8?Would I then be able to take on another under 8?Does anyone specify what age they mind up to?

Happy Bunny
10-02-2012, 08:02 PM
It's my understanding that on their 8th birthday they are then classed as an over 8.
As soon as my daughter turned 8 I was able to take on another 5-7 year old.

christine e
10-02-2012, 08:07 PM
Once a child turns 8 they are no longer an under 8 so you can 'replace' them with another under 8. You need to ensure that any children you look after aged over 8 does not affect the care of the children under 8 and you also need to check how many children your public liability insurance covers you for, it is normally 10 or 12 depending who you insure with. I had one child until she was 16, a couple who stayed until they were 14 but most tend to leave when they start senior school at 11.