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.
The latest Ofsted statistics reveal that the numbers of both nurseries and childminders have dropped over the five months to 31 August.
Teachers are being ‘ground down’ by 'unmanageable workloads', preventing them from concentrating on tasks that benefit pupils, a survey of teachers says.
Children’s centre inspections have been put on hold pending the Department for Education’s consultation into children’s centres, due to take place before the end of the year.
Ofsted has revealed the reasoning behind making ‘requires improvement’ childminders, unlike nurseries, wait for the next inspection cycle for their re-inspection.
Ofsted’s national lead for early years has agreed to follow-up on concerns that ‘requires improvement’ childminders, unlike nurseries, could wait years to be re-inspected.
A guide to the 241-page Children and Families Act, which became law on 13 March 2014.
The main points summarised by Mary Evans
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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