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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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Remove asbestos from all schools, urge campaigners

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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Autumn Statement: Rise to NLW, but no extra funding for childcare sector

Rises to the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage have been announced by the Chancellor.

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Pressure put on DfE to make childcare costs report public

The Pre-school Learning Alliance says the DfE must now publish research on childcare delivery costs, following a ruling in the charity's favour from the Information Commissioner's Office.

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DfE consults on Level 3 skills requirements

The sector is urged to respond to a new consultation on the Level 3 literacy and numeracy requirements.


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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