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 released a post-election manifesto in which it asks to work with government on the promised review of free entitlement funding.
A Government body racked up a £30,000 legal bill trying to avoid changing controversial rules over apprenticeships – and then tried to get a training company to pay it.
Data experts have costed the three main parties' pledges on extended free childcare.
The ongoing issue of childminders being unable to claim early education funding has come under the spotlight again, after Lancashire County Council was forced to back down on plans to stop the free entitlement for children related to nursery staff at their setting.
Rules banning early years staff from working with children because of who they live with are 'unfair' and 'ineffective', nurseries claim.
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