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#1 melmo


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:47 PM

Thinking of ways to increase numbers for September what would I need to do if I wanted to change age range from 2 down to 18 months. We are a packaway setting.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:20 PM

You would need to ask Ofsted for a change to your registration.


I would definitely think about a separate area if you are taking children as young as 18 months.


Don't forget they will be in a 1 to 3 ratio until they are two.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:32 PM

check what your registration actually says as ours changed without us realising 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:33 PM

Inform your insurance company?

#5 thumperrabbit


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:03 PM

What age do most of your chidren leave you?

Will you have all your children in 1 room?

As 'Stargrower' says ratios are greater, would it be cost effective?

My pre-school took 2-4yrs (Reception aged) my own children remained at pre-school for their nursery year (aged 3/4), not sure how I'd feel if there was 3/4yr old children in the same room as 18mth children - I did have one committee group suggest this to us as a way of attracting more children, we did a quick survey of parents to realise that it would've put most of them off choosing us.

Is so hard for packaway settings now, I wish you the best of luck.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:10 AM

I'm not sure that you do have to re-register. If you are registered on the EYR this covers the age group for 0-5 years. If you are already on the EYR you must meet the requirements of the Statutory Framework with particular regard to children under 2 (different ratios / places to sleep /  special knowledge of working with babies etc). I would say you should notify Ofsted of your intention to change the age range of children, but you don't need a new registration. I would phone them and ask - can you post back here when you find out as we clearly have some confusion!

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