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Guidance on Staffing Ratios For Your Children’s Groups

 

We are regularly asked by  churches asking about staffing ratios for children’s work.

We use the guidance that provided by the NSPCC 

  • 0-2 years – 1 adult to 3 children

  • 2-3 years – 1 adult to 4 children

  • 4-8 years – 1 adult to 6 children

  • 9-12 years – 1 adult to 8 children

  • 13-18 years – 1 adult to 10 children

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/briefings/recommended-adult-child-ratios-working-with-children/

There are different ratios for the Early Years Foundation Stage but these are not required for church activities unless you are running an OFSTED registered childcare setting such as a preschool or nursery.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework–2