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Childcare: regulatory changes

Open consultation

This consultation seeks views on proposals to:

change the current statutory minimum staff:child ratios in England for 2-year-olds from 1:4 to 1:5
allow childminders to care for a fourth child under the age of 5 providing one is either a sibling of another child they care for, or their own child, whilst continuing to only allow childminders to care for a maximum of 6 children under the age of 8
make the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework (EYFS) explicit that ‘adequate supervision’ while children are eating means that children must be in sight and hearing of an adult

Published 4 July 2022

Last updated 1 July 2022

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