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    Hi, I find myself in a bit of a dilema, even though I think I know what the answer is, I wanted to run it past you ladies to see if anyone else has encountered the same problem. I have just had one of my parents tell me they have deferred their child a year from starting school and instead of starting school this September, they will be starting next September. There is no reason for this, other than she is a "summer baby" and mum feels she's too little to start this year.
    I, have however, a mum coming back from maternity cover next January, who, when she has come back, with the child having deferred, will put me over my numbers on a couple of days.
    It never entered my head mum would hold her child back a year and it has just thrown me, what do I do?
    Am I right in thinking, even though they are school age, and by rights should be in full time education, because they are being held back a year, I still have to class them as on my Early Years Register, and are still in my 3 under 5 ratio?

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    If they are 4, then yes they will remain in your ey numbers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylady22 View Post
    Hi, I find myself in a bit of a dilema, even though I think I know what the answer is, I wanted to run it past you ladies to see if anyone else has encountered the same problem. I have just had one of my parents tell me they have deferred their child a year from starting school and instead of starting school this September, they will be starting next September. There is no reason for this, other than she is a "summer baby" and mum feels she's too little to start this year.
    I, have however, a mum coming back from maternity cover next January, who, when she has come back, with the child having deferred, will put me over my numbers on a couple of days.
    It never entered my head mum would hold her child back a year and it has just thrown me, what do I do?
    Am I right in thinking, even though they are school age, and by rights should be in full time education, because they are being held back a year, I still have to class them as on my Early Years Register, and are still in my 3 under 5 ratio?

    Would it not come under continuity of care for the mum coming back? I presume you have a child of hers already before she went on maternity leave? also the 4 year old is not new business. I could be wrong but that's how I interpret it.

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    My line of thinking is the same as Chris goodyears. Continuity of care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    My line of thinking is the same as Chris goodyears. Continuity of care.
    yes i did think that, and yes it would all be continuity of care, however, i thought having 5 in the early years group wasn't really acceptable, the most I thought was 4 under 5, even under continuity of care, especially as Ofsted seem to have cracked down on ratios again recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylady22 View Post
    yes i did think that, and yes it would all be continuity of care, however, i thought having 5 in the early years group wasn't really acceptable, the most I thought was 4 under 5, even under continuity of care, especially as Ofsted seem to have cracked down on ratios again recently.
    I have heard of cms having 5 under 5 years of age. I suppose it's if you think you can give them all the amount of care they need. Would they all be full time? Could you have an assistant until the 4 year old starts school? I would look into this rather than let either parent/child down.

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    Has the mum been paying to hold her space during her maternity leave?

    If she has it will be continuity of care, if not it's classed as new business
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