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I know its probably been asked lots of times but how many staff do you have? I've been asked to work in a unit with 22 Reception and 19 Nursery children (in September, so that's before the January and Easter intakes) overseen by 1 teacher and two teaching assistants. Can that work?? Is that covered by the 30 reception/13 Nursery ratios?? I watched the children outside today and it just seemed unsafe. How do you run your day for a mixed group with 3:41? Yikes. Please advise.

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  • 3 years later...

Turns out - as Im doing it - you need just one teacher and TA as long as you don't go over 30 as then it triggers a second teacher. I currently have 13 Rec / 22 N split into 22AM session / 20PM session and we have 1 teacher, 3TAs (paid at 1 xLevel 3/ 2 at level 1).

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HI, I know this is an old post. 

I currently have 18 in my reception class and there are 6 in the nursery class (all over 3) with their own teacher. and a TA between us

Am I correct in thinking that for the odd half hour or so, (so the teacher can have a break after doing a duty, or for one off cover)  the 2 classes can be combined with 1 qualified teacher and a TA? 

Thanks for your help, as it is an ongoing debate at work, and I cannot make head or tail of the guidance on ratios anymore! lol

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7 hours ago, SmileyPR said:

I am interested in this topic as well. I haven’t seen new posts about Foundation Stage Units, so I am wondering if they still exists in the UK and how it’s being managed. 

We have a mixed Nursery & Reception class at our school - in fact there are quite a few in our area.  I'm not in the classroom I hasten to add - I'm admin now.

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