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how old..............

(7 Posts)
jillyj Tue 15-Jul-08 10:13:46

does an assistant have to be.16,17 or 18.

jillyj Tue 15-Jul-08 11:04:16


KatyMac Tue 15-Jul-08 11:46:35


gooseegg Tue 15-Jul-08 12:30:08

17 to be counted as an extra staff member for ratio purposes.

16 if just an extra pair of hands.

I had a 16yr old assistant from a few months before she was 17. For those few months before her 17th I trained her and helped her get used to the job.

Then, when she turned 17, I was able to increase the number of children we cared for.

jillyj Tue 15-Jul-08 13:53:49

just wondered. met someone whose got a 16 year old!!

ThePrisoner Tue 15-Jul-08 20:15:59

My own dds were registered as assistants when they were 16, but this was about 5 years ago, so perhaps it's different now. It was all printed out very clearly on my registration certificate (and that I was allowed to increase the number of mindees I had).

KatyMac Tue 15-Jul-08 21:15:28

It's EYFS I'm afraid

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