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.
Nurseries across the country have reacted with shock and anger to huge rises in business rates due to come into effect next April.
Sector leaders are urging the Department for Education (DfE) to delay finalising its proposed funding reforms for early years apprenticeships in favour of a more ‘joined-up’ approach.
A confusion-busting online calculator is helping settings work out what rates they may be getting when the new early years national funding formula is rolled out.
The legislative disentanglement involved in the Brexit vote will keep lawmakers busy for years to come. Its implications for the early years sector are set out here by Phil Richardson, head of employment law at Stephensons Solicitors
Smaller settings wishing to employ apprentices will have to pay just 10 per cent of the costs of training them, the Government has announced today.
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
Jacqui Mann outlines changes to the law when it comes to staff retirement