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Hi, I'm a new user so please bear with me if I'm in the wrong place!


I run a 24-place nursery and out of school club. We offer breakfast & after school sessions for school children aged up to 11. We also currently offer a nursery morning session 9:15 to 12:15 and an nursery afternoon session 12:15 to 15:15 which includes lunch. Parents of preschool children who want/need full day care just add breakfast and/or after school sessions onto their nursery sessions.


We've grown pretty quickly this last year and we've sort of just been adding extra staff sessions in wherever we've needed them without an awful lot of planning. The result now is that I've got a really complicated staff rota! It's made harder as all staff are part time and need to work round their own families. But I've got some staff working 9 hour shifts, others doing 3.75 hours or 5.5 hours, 2.25, 6.5, or even 45 minutes! If anyone would be able to share the sorts of staffing rotas they use that would be really helpful! We're actually open from 7:30am to 6:00pm in total.


Also, any suggestions as to 'session times' for the children would be very helpful.


Thank you!

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Blimey you do well to keep up with your rota! I would be forever forgetting who's working when. My staff (11 of them) have set hours each week - but we are only open 9-3 so maybe it is easier for us.


Our session times are 9-12 or 12-3 or 9-3 :)

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I think you need to sit down with the staff and see who can and absolutely cant do some times and then start afresh.

Most places I've been to that offer the same provision as you have three time slots, 7.30 to 9.00 to cover breakfasts then others arrive to do the core hours until about 3.30 and the early staff leave while late staff come in.

Rota works out to be about 7.30 - 3.30

9.00 - 3.30 and

3.30 to 6pm.

Lunches are staggered so the ratios are ok :1b

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