The Education Network for Waltham Forest
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6. Staff and Employment

Early Years Foundation Stage

The number of staff you will need to employ is dependent upon the age and numbers of children you are providing childcare for. For more information please refer to the latest guidance concerning staff ratios (EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare requirements points 3.28 to 3.37). Full guidance on recruitment can be found on the Staffing page of The Hub.

All staff should have a DBS check which is carried out by the after school club before the member of staff begins work. Information on how to make an application to obtain a DBS check can be found here.

Waltham Forest Council offers a wide range of training that can be accessed by staff who work across the borough. The Events & Training section of The Hub is regularly updated and has details on how you can book yourself and your staff onto courses.


1. Establish the need2. Determine the business structure3. Identify sources of funding4. Premises5. Registration with Ofsted6. Staffing and Employment7. Materials and Resources8. Policies and Procedures9. Marketing and Promotion

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Last updated: 27 November 2015 by Barry Fong