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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.

Childcare Legislation News

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Welsh Government plans to end the disparity in childcare funding

Wales is to pilot a programme to align funding for providers delivering the country’s two childcare offers.

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Nadhim Zahawi sets out next steps for £20m early years fund

The DfE is looking for a national training partner to take on the next stage of the Early Years Professional Development Fund, the children’s minister told delegates at the Nursery World Business Summit.

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Changes to Early Learning Goals 'criminal' says early years expert

Children are being steered towards pleasing teachers over developing a genuine love of learning under proposed reforms to the Early Learning Goals, early years experts said yesterday.

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New 'early years practitioner' badge for level 2 courses

The job title ‘early years practitioner’ will be used to show which level 2 qualifications count in ratios, Nursery World has learned.

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Labour unveils 'radical' plans on childcare funding and workforce

A Labour Government would increase provider funding to £7.35 an hour for free hours, introduce a national pay scale, and move towards a graduate-led workforce.


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Policy Guides

Guide to: Universal Credit changes 2018

In the latest Budget, the Government has changed its plans for Universal Credit. Here’s what these announcements...

Guide to: Working Together Guidance

The Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance on multi-agency working was updated in June. So,...

Guide to: Social Mobility policies

The Government has recently announced a raft of initiatives targeted at closing the disadvantage gap...

Guide to: Childhood Obesity Strategy

Following criticism of its obesity strategy, the Government added a second chapter earlier this year...

Guide to: Promoting the Early Years

What resources and initiatives are out there to help the sector promote itself to potential new and future...

Guide to: T-levels

Will the new T-levels be a bed of roses or a bumpy road? Hannah Crown gives the lowdown on the new vocational...

Guide to: Tax-free Childcare Vs Vouchers

As part of a new series of handy guides on management issues, we look at Tax-Free Childcare and compare...