Details of all current government consultations relevant for the early years education and childcare sector, with links to help you respond.

Short inspections

Short inspections were introduced by Ofsted in September 2015, under the new common inspection framework,...

Running free: consultation on preserving the free use of public parks

The government is consulting on proposals to legislate to put it beyond doubt that local authorities,...

Improving air quality: reducing nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities

The Government has produced a draft plan to improve air quality in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern...

Low Pay Commission consultation 2017

The Low Pay Commission - an independent body that monitors the impact of the minimum wage and advises...

National Fostering Stocktake - Call for Evidence

This is a call for evidence to inform a ‘comprehensive understanding’ of the current fostering system...

Primary assessment in England

The Government is asking for views on issues related to assessment in primary schools, including:

Exclusive: Gyimah launches children's centre consultation

The Government is to launch a consultation on the future of children’s centres this autumn.

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