Cheryl and Robert Prudham pictured with their nine children. See MASONS story MNNINE; A mother of nine says she and her family are being treated worse than animals because of the cramped conditions they live in. Cheryl Prudham is pleading for Swale council to find them a bigger place than their current three-bedroom house. Mrs Prudham, 31, said five of her youngsters sleep in one room while she, her husband and their youngest child make do with a tiny attic. She claims her children, who are aged between nine months and 13, sit on the floor to eat at meal times because there is not enough space for a dining table.