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.
Local authorities will be given a financial incentive to encourage them to offer business rate relief to nurseries.
Nursery staff will be told to report young children they deem at risk of radicalisation, under plans put out for consultation by the Home Office.
The latest Ofsted results for children's centres suggest that performance is poor in comparison to other types of childcare provision. Gabriella Jozwiak investigates the facts behind the figures.
Nursery staff will have a legal duty to spot potential terrorists, under a new bill before Parliament.
New regulations prohibiting smoking in cars carrying children in England have been put forward to Parliament, which if passed will come into effect from 1 October 2015.
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