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 Department for Education’s updated operational guidance now says that parents taking up the 30 hours can 'expect to' pay for meals, consumables and activities offered by the provider.
Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, has been elected as the new chair of the education select committee.
The consultation on a new apprenticeship standard is ‘deeply flawed’ and ‘bordering on a joke’, sector leaders have said.
The Childcare Voucher Providers Association has expressed concern that parents will be 'left in the lurch' just days after Tax-Free Childcare went live.
The newly-appointed Early Years Trailblazer group has launched a three-week consultation on the development of the EYE Level 3 apprenticeship standard.
The act enshrines in law a series of changes to the social work profession. Some controversial clauses...
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