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.
A previously outstanding nursery has been downgraded to inadequate after staff photographed children on their mobiles and sent the pictures to parents.
A government-funded study published days after the Prime Minister pledged to roll out parenting classes to all, has reported the scheme will fail without proper financial backing.
4Children is supporting nurseries, schools and local authorities to open childminder agencies in a new push by the Department for Education to expand the scheme across England.
Just nine per cent of children aged between two and four are doing the right amount of physical activity, experts have claimed.
The case of a nursery accused of blunders which led to a toddler choking to death on a cube of jelly will be heard at crown court.
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
The revised Early Years Foundation Stage includes new Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements