The DfE has updated the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. The new framework applies from 4 September 2023.
There are 2 small changes and 1 clarification, however these changes may help to relieve pressure on your staffing budget.
All other ratios and requirements in the framework remain the same.
You don’t need to take any immediate action.
Minimum staff-to-child ratio for 2-year-olds is now 1:5 (rather than 1:4)
This is a minimum requirement. Therefore, you don’t need to worry if you have more than 1 teacher for every 5 pupils.
Previously, childminders could care for up to 6 children under the age of 8, but only 3 young children (a child is classed as a young child up until 1st September following their 5th birthday). Under the revised framework, they can care for up to