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Hi all, Hope all is well, does anyone know if the New EYFS Guidance say that in nursery there needs to be a nursery teacher? We are a foundation unit and we have two nursery nurses running the nursery and a reception teacher. Have heard it's the law to have a nursery teacher. PLease enlighten me.


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That is our understanding of the situation from September.There must be a teacher and a level 3 nursery nurse at all times.Not sure how our head is going to deal with it.It will make big problems for us.We've been making noises and now he's finally listening :o

There also needs to be a qualified paediatric first aider which is a minimum 12 hour course.I'm a named qualified first aider for the school but that won't count.

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page 50,statutory framework, says:

children aged three and over in maintained nursery schools and nursery classes in maintained schools

*there must be at least one member of staff for every 13 children;

*at least one member of staff must be a school teacher as defined by section 122 of the education Act 2002 and the education (School Teachers' Qualifications)(England) Regulations 2003;

* at least one other member of staff must hold a full and relevant level 3 (as defined by CWDC)


does that help??

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