Legislation and regulation of the nursery, childcare & early years education sector, including Nursery World's tracker of current consultations and legislation in progress as well as policy guides to the most important laws affecting the sector.
With the forthcoming expansion of the free entitlement, the overwhelming message from the sector is that early years businesses need help to ensure provision can grow to meet the demand.
A nursery chain is celebrating adding a sixth site to its portfolio after planners approved the conversion of a former city centre office building.
The sector has responded boldly to the Government’s review of the red tape burdening early years provision, amid fears of a ‘tipping point’.
Serious case reviews are to be scrapped, the government has announced.
A nursery chain which has defended a ‘general extras’ charge as necessary to subsidise government-funded places has published a new policy to help get around the problem.
At just eight clauses long, the Childcare Act is the law which brings the 30 hours into force.
A guide to the 241-page Children and Families Act, which became law on 13 March 2014.
The main points summarised by Mary Evans
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What you need to know about employing migrant workers, by Jacqui Mann
The what, when and how guide to the Government's childcare reform proposals
Jacqui Mann outlines changes to the law when it comes to staff retirement