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.
Tax-free childcare (TFC) has been delayed until early 2017, following a legal challenge from the childcare voucher provider companies.
More children's centre groups are being judged good or outstanding according to new Ofsted statistics, but nearly half are still below this level.
Peers have accused the Government of rushing through its 30-hour free childcare pledge during the second reading of the Childcare Bill.
Assessment, curriculum and children’s outcomes are headline themes of the new common inspection framework (CIF) published yesterday.
Ofsted has confirmed that early years inspections will continue to be outsourced to third-party inspection providers.
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