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.
In future early years settings will receive a half-day's notice ahead of their routine inspection, Nursery World can exclusively reveal.
The number of nurseries and childminders rated good and outstanding increased in the last inspection period.
The performance of children’s centres continues to lag behind that of other childcare providers, the latest Ofsted figures show.
The union Voice wants the next Government to make the compulsory registration of nannies a priority.
All newly qualified nursery staff will be legally required to take paediatric first aid training for the first time from next year.
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