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.
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.
Paperwork costs childcare providers more than £17m a year, a Government review into cutting red tape has found.
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.
The Government is being pressured to do more to protect children and teaching staff from exposure to asbestos in schools.
A consultation on literacy and numeracy qualification requirements for Level 3, due to close today, had received more than 3,000 responses last week.
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
Jacqui Mann advises that it could be time to review your disciplinary procedures in light of changes...
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