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Group size and Adult to Child Ratio

The OECE’s position on group size and ratios is that group size needs to be regulated and adult to child ratios need to be set by ‘group’ (See our About Us page).  We do not support the current ‘under the roof’ approach to calculating ratios.  A small group size with sufficient adults for the needs and number of children are key elements in promoting children’s safety, children’s mental and physical health, children’s meta-cognitive development, tuakana – teina relationships in learning, accessing localised curriculum, and opportunities for risky play.

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