At The Gap Club our ratios, staff training and qualifications are determined by the Statutory Framework of the EYFS. Our staffing for children under 5 years of age are deployed on a 1:8 ratio, for children aged 5-7 years we operate on a 1:10 ratio and for any children over the age of 8, we have the flexibility of a 1:12 ratio. As we provide group care, each setting has a Supervisor on site that holds a relevant qualification in Childcare or Playwork. A number of other staff within the setting can also hold relevant qualifications. Regular staff are DBS checked, receive 12 hour Paediatric First Aid training, Level 2 Food Hygiene and Catering training and an Introduction to Safeguarding. These three courses are deemed as essential training and are updated every three years. We are able to access training programmes through Surrey County Council and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. These programmes consist of many training opportunities for our staff in a number of areas such as advanced safeguarding, risky play, various special educational needs, leadership and management, safer recruitment, behaviour management, EYFS and Play.