Two year olds cost more due to staffing ratios so how can we ensure quality?
This will depend on the size of your setting. If you have increased staffing to accommodate 2 year olds your fixed costs/overheads would have remained the same. If you have had vacancies that have now been filled with 2 yr olds this would have increased your income. If you have a stand-alone 2 yr old provision this will see a reduction in income. The quality delivered by the EYP should be reflected through good practice of the whole setting. Providers may need to consider if sharing
EYP’s and therefore good practice with another setting will be a better use of resources.