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Toddler Room with Under 2's Ratio

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:25 pm
by Macoola
Hi, I am currenlty working permanatley in the toddler room. We have up to 20 children a day with 4 staff which is fine.

Though we have 6 children who are not yet 2 years old. Admitably not all 6 usually attend on the same day, but yesterday we had 4 of the 6 under 2's there. It was a hard day as two of the children are new and one cannot walk yet.

So my question is; should our ratio be based on the youngest child in the room? Thus being 1:4 or because they are all anywhere between 1 and 4 months off turning 2 is the 1:5 ratio somehow ok?

Thanks,

Macoola

Re: Toddler Room with Under 2's Ratio

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:53 am
by Lorina
Have a read through the following and see if it makes sense based on your service's ratio requiirements:

Educator To Child Ratios

:geek:,
Lorina

Re: Toddler Room with Under 2's Ratio

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:33 pm
by MPlace
Hi so a room that I worked in, had 5 children and 1 educator. All children were under 2 is this ok or not? Should it be reported. This happened on a daily basis..always going 1 over ratio numbers. Was a very hard room to manage on your own.

Re: Toddler Room with Under 2's Ratio

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:23 am
by Lorina
MPlace wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Hi so a room that I worked in, had 5 children and 1 educator. All children were under 2 is this ok or not? Should it be reported. This happened on a daily basis..always going 1 over ratio numbers. Was a very hard room to manage on your own.


No! The ratio for under 2's is 1:4, however, services could be using the under the roof ratio but to do this an Educator must be available to help you at all times.

:geek:,
Lorina


Re: Toddler Room with Under 2's Ratio

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:50 pm
by patrisauy
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Re: Toddler Room with Under 2's Ratio

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:29 pm
by 123KamalKaur
Hi I am also have one issue regarding my babies room and Toddler room We have babies and Toddler together and I have mostly 10,11 by myself assistant doing other jobs like she don’t want to stay on floor. Manager not solving the problem She think I am a robot I need to clean as well after meals.

Re: Toddler Room with Under 2's Ratio

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:37 am
by Lorina
How many babies? How many toddlers? In a day?

Need to check ratios...

:geek:,
Lorina