Consultations

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

Consultation on early years pupil premium and participation funding for two-year-olds

The Department for Education is consulting on the EYPP and funding for two-year-olds as part of 'Raising...

Tax-Free Childcare: consultation on childcare account provision

A consultation has been launched into tax-free childcare accounts, which enable parents to receive up...

Consultation on childminder agencies and changes to the local authority role

The DfE is consulting on changes to the provision of early education and childcare as a result of measures...

Consultation on the Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17

This consultation document asks for views on the Government's plans to end child poverty

Consultation on Inspecting Childminder Agencies

This consultation document details proposals for the inspection of childminder agencies, and was published...

Consultation on the draft SEN Code of Practice, draft Regulations and Transitional Arrangements

This consultation provides more details of how plans to overhaul the special educational needs system...

Greater flexibilities for change of use: consultation

The proposals in this consultation support government priorities for making better use of existing buildings...

Tax-free Childcare: consultation on design and operation

This consultation invites interested parties to comment on the detailed design and operation of Tax Free...

Consultation on Primary assessment and accountability under the new national curriculum

This follows publication of the new national curriculum programmes of study, and the announcement that...

Government response: Consultation on proposed changes to the role of the local authority in early education and childcare

The Government has now published its analysis of the response to this consultation and as a first step...

Consultation on Childcare regulation

This consultation seeks views on reforming the regulatory system for childcare providers.

Good early years provision for all

Ofsted is consulting on proposals to change early years inspections and revise the inspection framework....

Government proposals to reform vocational qualifications for 16 - 19 year-olds

The Government is consulting on proposals to establish rigorous standards for Level 3 vocational qualifications...

Changes to the role of local authorities in early education and childcare

The Government is consulting on its plan requiring local authorities to fund providers for nursery education...

Have your say on the Children and Families Bill

This Children and Families Bill committee is now accepting written submissions from interested parties...

Standards for early years teachers

This consultation looks at the controversial plan put forward by Education and Childcare Minister Liz...

Shared Parental Leave and Pay

How shared parental leave and pay would work in practice

Early Years Educators

Another element of 'More Great Childcare' is the development of what the Government is terming 'Early...

Childcare strategy

The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland is seeking views on its...


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