Impact of staff ratios on under two year olds in children's services

Children Australia

The draft children's services regulation announced in April 2004 included a minimum standard staff child ratio of 1:5 for children aged under two years in centre-based and mobile children's services. The 2002 draft regulation proposed a better staff child ratio of 1:4. Karen Fisher and Roger Patulny examines the likely impact of the 1:4 staff child ratio.

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