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 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.
From today, working parents of children under four can start using Tax-Free Childcare, as well as sign up ahead of the 30-hour September roll-out.
British Sign Language (BSL) is to be included as an alternative to GCSE English in early years apprenticeships from 24 April, after years of lobbying from equalities campaigners.
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