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    Hi, Can anybody help here or give advice regarding ratios.

    I have 2 children of my own aged 2 and 3. On the days they go to nursery I have been told I still need to include them in my ratios. This means I can only mind 1 child under 5 until my 3 year old goes to school.

    Surely if they are at nursery (8am - 6pm) then they are automatically NOT in my ratios??

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I'm afraid they ARE still in your numbers. What happens if they are returned to you during the day due to sickness. You will be over your numbers. They become out of your numbers when they are in full time school, not nursery I'm afraid

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTK007 View Post
    I'm afraid they ARE still in your numbers. What happens if they are returned to you during the day due to sickness. You will be over your numbers. They become out of your numbers when they are in full time school, not nursery I'm afraid
    Absolutely, this is correct. You must count your own old children wherever they are.

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    I was told the same xx

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    Wow useful thread, I did not know this!!

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    Am I rig in thinking they still count in your numbers when they are at school - not in the under 5's bit but in the under 8's?

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    That should say am I right not am I rig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrudiR View Post
    Am I rig in thinking they still count in your numbers when they are at school - not in the under 5's bit but in the under 8's?
    Yes, as far as I know that's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    Yes, as far as I know that's right.
    Yes, until they are 8 and then they no longer count in anything except your insurance. Any children 0-7yrs count, wherever they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post

    Yes, until they are 8 and then they no longer count in anything except your insurance. Any children 0-7yrs count, wherever they are.
    Unless you're in Scotland, where my certificate states I'm only allowed 6 under 16 years, not 8 years. Which I think is a bit stupid as if you have a 15 year old child then that would mean they still come into your numbers?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdeleMarie88 View Post
    Wow useful thread, I did not know this!!
    I don't think many people know this as there are a few local minders who I know have clearly been over their numbers when their child is 'elsewhere'.

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    I don't have any children of my own, but I can see the reasoning behind it, but it could potentially restrict your earnings quite severely! It would be harsh if you had twins of school age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post

    Unless you're in Scotland, where my certificate states I'm only allowed 6 under 16 years, not 8 years. Which I think is a bit stupid as if you have a 15 year old child then that would mean they still come into your numbers?!
    Yeah my 11 year old and 7 year old both count in my 6 xx

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    Thanks guys, appreciate you quick replies and support. This has really knocked me, but I am thinking of getting an assistant. I have the required floor space and would also keep me within my numbers.

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    Sorry to butt in......i have a 8m mindie, 1yr (my own) a 2yr (my own) nearly 3yr mindie and a 6yr (again my own)......the nearly 3yr and 8m are sisters......does this mean im over my limit :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by HulleyKelly View Post
    Sorry to butt in......i have a 8m mindie, 1yr (my own) a 2yr (my own) nearly 3yr mindie and a 6yr (again my own)......the nearly 3yr and 8m are sisters......does this mean im over my limit :/
    Were you already caring for the 3 year old before you cared for the baby? Or did they start together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HulleyKelly View Post
    Sorry to butt in......i have a 8m mindie, 1yr (my own) a 2yr (my own) nearly 3yr mindie and a 6yr (again my own)......the nearly 3yr and 8m are sisters......does this mean im over my limit :/
    If you have 1 year your own, 2 year your own and a 6 year your own you only have 1 under 5 space. If you have taken on an 8mth and 3 year then you are over your numbers and changes are you will get an inadequate at your inspection because it was new business.

    If this has happened, my advice would be to do a risk assessment and talk to Ofsted annonymously and ask their advice. They may send you back to the EYFS though.
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    I had the 3yr first then mum had the baby x......3yr also goes to nursery 3 days aweek x

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    Just found this on the pasey website


    http://www.**************/childminde...n_england.aspx


    So that to means reads im ok :-/

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    If you already had the 3 year old and then the baby came along you are fine under continuity of care. Just make sure you follow the eyfs on variations and do your risk assessments etc and it is fine
    Debbie

 

 
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