Of course, this factor is important because the more children there are, the less time the caregiver can devote to each individual child.
We have a fairly large number of private kindergartens in the city. Many of them are mainly focused on additional classes (logic, English, choreography), in many institutions food is not provided to children (apparently, it is problematic to solve this issue with a sanstantion).
Usually it looks like this – the kid eats breakfast at home, then goes to the garden, snacks there if desired, and takes him before lunch.
Private traders attract attention with ads focusing on mini-groups of 6-8 people each. Usually only the caregiver is with the children (the nanny, in principle, there is no need). My friend took her daughter to such a garden and she was very struck by the fact that even with a minimum number of children (they had 6 people in the group), the caregiver managed to confuse the clothes and not control the process of putting them on.
After the girlfriend’s daughter came home in foreign tights, and during the walk, the hat was worn in such a way that both ears stuck out and froze, they said goodbye to the private garden.
By the way, one of the nuances – in contrast to the kindergarten, state payment does not depend on the number of visits per month. That is, in fact, the child can go to the garden 2 times a month, but the cost will still be full.
Most of my friends have children attending kindergartens. According to my observations, the average number of children in a group is 25 people. Usually with them are tutor and nanny.
In one of the kindergartens in the group 2 tutors and 2 nannies who work in shifts. I don’t really like this option, because at the end of the day the teacher cannot provide complete information about the child for the whole day in the garden.
There are more children in another kindergarten – 32. This is already overkill, and I consider the fault of the head, who cannot correctly form groups. Due to the fact that there are a lot of children, there are bunk beds in the bedroom, which, of course, does not comply with safety regulations.
Of course, it rarely happens that all children attend kindergarten. In the period of an abundance of colds, it even happens that 4-5 people are in a group.
In my daughter’s group, according to the list, there are 26 children, the average number of those attending regularly is about 20. In addition, quite a few children are taken to sleep.
Of course, children in the group should not be much. In a large team it is more difficult to establish discipline, to conduct high-quality training sessions and walks. What is it worth only dressing children for a winter walk, especially if someone does not know how to dress himself.
I believe that the best option is 20-25 children, with whom 2 adults are teachers.
And how many children are in groups in your kindergarten?