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.
Ofsted has confirmed that it will no longer bring forward full inspections when a complaint is made against a provider.
A one-year stay of execution has been granted over maths and English GCSEs for apprentices.
Nurseries that fail to teach children 'Fundamental British Values' will see their funding stripped away by their local authority.
Ofsted is considering merging inspections for early years, schools and further education colleges.
New statutory guidance on how early years providers should support children with special educational needs and disabilities has been approved by Parliament.
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