Childminding ratios and the extended entitlement

Some childminders will be delivering wraparound care for a three- or four-year-old taking up their extended entitlement at another provider. The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that if this is a maintained school, academy or independent school, then the childminder may be able to invoke the exception to the usual ratios outlined in sections 3.30 and 3.42 of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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