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nurseries to increase staff to child ratios

30 January 2013

Nursery schools will be empowered to increase their permitted staff to child ratio as part of a Government drive to help families with the cost of childcare. Should the proposals come into force, the ratio of staff caring for children two years or over will rise from one to four, to one to six. For children one year old and under, that ratio will increase from one to three, to one to four. The increase would be dependent on the presence of staff that posses higher qualifications, including Grade C in Maths and English GCSE, and the ratios are expected to rise further if a fully qualified teacher is present.

The change will impact on a number of primary schools who operate their own nurseries. However, with Ofsted keen to see a greater link between pre-school provision and good and outstanding primary schools, this announcement is likely to be of interest to the wider primary sector.

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