Policy Guides

Handy guides to the most important policies and legislation affecting the early years and childcare sector.

Policy Guide: Children and Families Act 2014

A guide to the 241-page Children and Families Act, which became law on 13 March 2014.

Policy guide: Children Act 1989 Amended 2004

The main points summarised by Mary Evans

Policy guide: Draft SEN Code of Practice

Jane Friswell, interim CEO of Nasen, outlines how the new document will change the way that SEN needs...

Policy Guide: Disciplinary Warnings

Jacqui Mann advises that it could be time to review your disciplinary procedures in light of changes...

Policy guide: Changes to Ofsted inspections

What you need to know about the new inspection framework for early years

Policy guide: Employing overseas workers

What you need to know about employing migrant workers, by Jacqui Mann

Policy guide: 'More great childcare'

The what, when and how guide to the Government's childcare reform proposals

Policy Guide: Working beyond 65

Jacqui Mann outlines changes to the law when it comes to staff retirement

Policy guide: Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage includes new Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

Policy guide:The national minimum wage (NMW)

What nursery owners need to know about the national minimum wage, explained by Jacqui Mann

Policy Guide: Disclosure and Barring System

The Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged at the end of last year to...

Policy Guide: Pensions and auto-enrolment

The new workplace pension regulations are explained by Jacqui Mann


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