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 nursery chain which has defended a ‘general extras’ charge as necessary to subsidise government-funded places has published a new policy to help get around the problem.
The Government has included an Education for All Bill in the Queen's Speech, with proposals for under-performing schools to be forcibly converted to academies.
Teaching unions are warning against the Government’s plans to press ahead with a new Education Bill in the Queen’s Speech.
The Government is considering scrapping ‘disqualification by association’ rules for some settings, following heavy criticism from the early years sector, and is inviting comment on three consultation options.
Sector leaders have criticised the administration of the early years free entitlement during an inquiry considering the DfE’s £2.7 billion investment.
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