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.
Ofsted has ditched plans to omit data on childminder numbers and places from official figures.
We know many people who work in nurseries experience physical problems: nearly 90 per cent of you reported experiencing back pain in a 2011 survey.
The Government has formally abolished the five-year-rule, paving the way for GCSEs of any date to be used to complete an apprenticeship.
The new common inspection framework applies to all education inspections and will come into force from September 2015.
Early years settings, schools and colleges will be inspected under a new common inspection framework from September, with shorter and more frequent inspections.
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 the new inspection framework for early years
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