Monday, 21 November 2011
Questions in Writing
Child Care (Question No. 485)
The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:
Under the National Quality Framework, the ratio of staff to children for the age group of 2-3 years in all centres will move to 1:5 from 1 January 2016. In NSW, the current ratio of 1:8 will continue for this age group in all centres until that time. All services may of course choose to operate at ratios that reflect improved educator to child ratios and are encouraged to do so as part of transitioning to the new ratio but the requirement will remain at 1:8 until 2016.