My ratios are:
The rules for registered and regulated care for 0-12 years are: only 6 may be under the age of 8 years of which no more than 3 can be under the age of 5 years, of which no more than 2 may be under 18 months.
Care is provided for those over the age of 12 years but this care does not come under the minimum standards regulations 2016 CIW.
My home is a large detached property with a very sizeable garden, which is fully enclosed.
Within my home I have a large lounge which is the main area for play, I use another smaller lounge area for homework and DVD watching for older children. Small children and babies sleep upstairs in the bedrooms in travel cots, in the main lounge on the sofa or in pushchairs as necessary. The dining kitchen is where all the messy play goes on like painting and glueing, this is also used for eating meals. We also have a downstairs cloakroom for washing and toilet.
My garden has lots of equipment including trampoline (Age 6+), playhouse, swings, and climbing frame as well as plenty of space for children to run around. I also enjoy taking children out and about in the vicinity to enjoy the natural world around us, and also go on outings to local attractions. I do endeavour to get the children into fresh air outdoors once a day.
We have some pets, some which live in the house and others which live outside.
Contact with all our animals is optional, upon the parents requests.