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The Government is being urged to scrap disqualification by association (DBA) rules for non-domestic settings, after it launched a consultation on the ‘unfair’ rules that target childcare workers and not teachers.

In recent years, multi-agency working has become formalised. Hannah Crown looks beyond the early years to what we can learn from national models, such as MASHs and A Better Start

The Government is considering scrapping ‘disqualification by association’ rules for some settings, following heavy criticism from the early years sector, and is inviting comment on three consultation options.

A Liverpool nursery investigated for assault charges has ceased trading, just five days after Merseyside Police announced that no further action would be taken.

A former Home Office minister has slammed as ‘scandalous’ news that childminders are struggling to launch their businesses because of long delays with criminal records checks.

A previously Outstanding pre-school branded Inadequate after it sent mobile phone photos of children to parents, has been upgraded again following a re-inspection.

Manager Debbie Brown now looks out for ‘red flag moments’ when interviewing as a result of a safer recruitment course

Scotland’s Named Person scheme is planned to go national by September, but the policy has divided opinion, reports Charlotte Goddard

Questions are being raised over whether the risks of raw jelly to young children have been sufficiently highlighted, following the fine imposed on Dicky Birds nursery after the death of Tiya Chauhan.

A nursery has been ordered to pay nearly £200k in fines and costs after a toddler in its care choked to death on a cube of jelly.