We had asked the Funding team about this and they have responded saying:
“For any days an ECE service is closed and using the Emergency Closure SMS code, these days will not count towards the overall Staff Hour Count for the funding period and will not be included when the Ministry calculates Funding Rates for services. Whilst they will not be considered days when the service had 100% certificated teachers, they will not have any negative effect on the service’s existing Staff Hour Count either.
For any days in which an ECE service is operating and providing ECE for children, normal rules regarding the Staff Hour Count apply. Services can make use of Discretionary Hours to cover for any staff unable to work (where qualified relievers aren’t available).”
Please note: Juniorlogs displays the same Qualified Staff Ratio calculation that the Funding team has advised.
This example is included for a better understanding.
Juniorlogs displays the same Qualified Staff Ratio calculation that the Funding team has advised and hence this will not impact your Qualified Staff Ratio.