Class Education Nursery School

Government changes to Early Years settings


From January 2024 the government changes to Early Years framework come into affect. We have summarises what this means for you if you are looking for a new career or currently working within an Early Years setting:

  • Level 3 practitioners in group and school-based settings will no longer be required to hold a level 2 maths qualification to count within staff.
  • A manager in group and school-based settings can now allow students and apprentices to count in staff
  • All setting managers appointed on or after 4 January 2024 hold a level 2 maths qualification, or they achieve one within 2 years of starting in the position

All level 2 and level 3 staff members who gained their qualification since June 2016, hold a valid paediatric first aid (PFA) certificate, otherwise they cannot be included in ratio 

For full statutory requirements to click here 

For a full summer report please click here

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