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.
All newly qualified Level 2 and 3 entrants to the early years workforce must have a paediatric first-aid (PFA) certificate within three months of starting work in order to be included in ratios.
The number of childminders has continued to fall, with 730 fewer operating in the last quarter and a total drop of 23 per cent since 2012.
The DfE has published the revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework to incorporate the new Level 3 qualification requirements and first aid regulations.
New legislation setting targets to reduce and end child poverty in Scotland is currently being considered by Scottish ministers.
The new apprenticeship funding system could result in lower wages for employees, a think tank has claimed.
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