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 Pre-School Learning Alliance has renewed calls for reform of Ofsted’s inspection system, after figures from a Freedom of Information request show that more early years settings are downgraded following inspections triggered by complaints, than during routine inspections.
Childminders have expressed disappointment that a peer’s attempt to postpone the introduction of childminding agencies has failed.
Ms Gregory is to retire at the end of December after 13 years working at Ofsted.
Professionals working with children should be required by law to report any suspicions they have about child abuse, the former director of public prosecutions has said.
The Ofsted Big Conversation is planning to take its next step forward by setting up a structure for regular meetings with Ofsted’s regional directors.
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
The revised Early Years Foundation Stage includes new Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements