The Perfect Child-to-Adult Ratio
Your child is more than just a number. They deserve personal care, love, and attention, and rest assured — with 808Nanny, they’ll get it.
Ratio and group sizes are very important for your child, not only emotionally and mentally but also for their health, safety, and development. If you’re searching for quality event childcare or wedding childcare with the perfect ratios and group sizes, look no further!
The 808 4-1-1
We have spent years ensuring the perfect child-to-adult ratio, ensuring every child is safe with full supervision, whether you’re playing, eating, or dozing. This ratio refers to the number of adults present around your children, and the maximum number of kids in the group is known as the group size. By keeping this number low, we can make sure your child gets the 1:1 attention they need and crave, from an adult qualified to cater to their needs.
The responsive nannies in our network care deeply about childhood development, socially, emotionally, and physically, as well as their overall learning. These nannies work hard to ensure your child feels safe, secure, and never overwhelmed by too many children or too few adults. Smaller group sizes are easier to manage, provided there are enough trained adults present.
So, what kind of numbers are we talking about here? Take a look at the table below for our general recommendations:
|Child’s Age||Child-to-Adult Ratio||Group Size||Adults in Full Group|
|Infant (<12 months)||4x infants – 1x trained adult||8 MAX||2x trained adults per group of 8 infants|
|Toddler (1–2 years)||6x toddlers – 1x trained adult||12 MAX||2x trained adults per group of 12 toddlers|
|Toddler (2–3 years)||6x toddlers – 1x trained adult||12 MAX||2x trained adults per group of 12 toddlers|
|Preschooler (3–5 years)||10x preschoolers – 1x trained adult||20 MAX||2x trained adults per group of 20 preschoolers|
|School age||12x school-age children – 1x trained adult||24 MAX||2x trained adults per group of 24 school-age children|
Adapted from: https://www.childcare.gov/consumer-education/ratios-and-group-sizes