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.
Less than half of children’s centres in the latest round of inspections were rated good or outstanding, Ofsted figures show.
Guidance about local authorities’ new role over the thorny issue of ‘British values’ in early education could leave the early years sector open to more complaints, a charity has warned.
Ofsted has published its new Childminder agency handbook, along with the application forms that people will need if they wish to apply to become an agency.
More than a year since a television programme revealed below-standards of care and mistreatment at some of Ireland's creches, little improvement appears to have been made to the country's childcare.
A 'stocktake' of family-focused policies from the three main political parties provides some insight into where their priorities lie. Chief executive of charity 4Children Anne Longfield explains.
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