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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.

Childcare Legislation News

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Call to make small schools exempt from apprenticeship levy

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, wants small maintained schools to be exempt from the levy to put them on an equal footing with similar sized academies and faith schools.

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Childcare red tape review reveals confusion and high cost of regulation

Paperwork costs childcare providers more than £17m a year, a Government review into cutting red tape has found.

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Online junk food ads aimed at children to be banned

Online advertising of foods high in fat, salt and sugar aimed at children is to be banned under new rules coming into effect next year.

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Call to remove asbestos from all schools

The Government is being pressured to do more to protect children and teaching staff from exposure to asbestos in schools.

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Level 3 consultation generates huge response

A consultation on literacy and numeracy qualification requirements for Level 3, due to close today, had received more than 3,000 responses last week.


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Policy Guides

Policy Guide: The Childcare Act 2016

At just eight clauses long, the Childcare Act is the law which brings the 30 hours into force.

Policy Guide: Children and Families Act 2014

A guide to the 241-page Children and Families Act, which became law on 13 March 2014.

Policy guide: Children Act 1989 Amended 2004

The main points summarised by Mary Evans

Policy Guide: Disciplinary Warnings

Jacqui Mann advises that it could be time to review your disciplinary procedures in light of changes...

Policy guide: Employing overseas workers

What you need to know about employing migrant workers, by Jacqui Mann

Policy guide: 'More great childcare'

The what, when and how guide to the Government's childcare reform proposals

Policy Guide: Working beyond 65

Jacqui Mann outlines changes to the law when it comes to staff retirement