The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Staff: child ratios

EYFS & Childcare

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework gives guidance to childcare providers on staff: child ratios (paragraphs 3.28-3.43). Staffing arrangements must meet the needs of all children and ensure their safety. Children must usually be within sight and hearing of staff and always within sight or hearing.