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    Am I right in thinking that we can care for 6 children under the age of 8, (3 under 5's) so once a child turns 8 we can care for more than 6 children in total?

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    Yes you can and for insurance purposes the maximum is usually 12 all together - 6 under 8 and 6 over, but be careful because Ofsted don't like a lot of older ones if you have under 5's and also it depends on your space (area) in your house.

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    It also depends on your LA Planning Dept. Some areas allow 6 under 8s and have no restrictions on over 8s, in my area I can only care for 6 children of any age. Some areas include your own children others don't.

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    This thread has prompted a question: has anyone ever been inspected when school children are actually in our care or are all inspections just in the morning with the EYFS children?
    Interesting to know...



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