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.
A bill prohibiting smacking in Scotland has led to renewed calls for the rest of the UK to follow suit.
The Government has removed the disqualification by association rule for childcare practitioners in non-domestic settings and schools.
Registered childminders in Wales will be able to provide funded places for related children that do not live with them from September.
The DfE has confirmed that the early years T-Level will provide students with a licence to practice upon completion.
Awarding bodies and sector organisations have raised concerns that the early years T-Level won’t equip students with a licence to practice.
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