The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets out the requirements for staff to child ratios in settings delivering the EYFS and the qualification levels that practitioners must hold.
Holders of Level 2 qualifications that are considered full and relevant can be counted within the ratios at Level 2.
Holders of qualifications at Level 3 and above, for example, Foundation Degrees and Degrees that are considered full and relevant can be counted within the ratios at Level 3.
In order to ascertain whether or not qualifications are relevant, and to ensure you are meeting your statutory requirements, please use the Early Years Qualification checker provided by the Department for Education (DfE). We advise you use the checker for all existing staff, and whenever you receive applications from prospective practitioners.