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.
Rules banning early years staff from working with children because of who they live with are 'unfair' and 'ineffective', nurseries claim.
The ongoing issue of childminders being unable to claim early education funding has come under the spotlight again, after Lancashire County Council was forced to back down on plans to stop the free entitlement for children related to nursery staff at their setting.
Lancashire County Council confirmed today (2 April) that it will not be going ahead with plans that would have seen children with relatives working in the same setting losing their early education funding.
Lancashire County Council has made a dramatic climbdown over its decision to ban nursery workers with related children in their nursery from claiming free hours funding.
Education officials have slammed a council’s plans to stop children related to nursery staff from claiming free early education funding in the setting where they work.
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