30 hours free entitlement to childcare
As you may be aware the government has passed legislation to increase the number of hours of free entitlement of childcare from 15 hours to 30 hours.
There was a consultation earlier this year seeking views on how this may be implemented. There are concerns about the financial sustainability of the proposals and these have been conveyed to the Department of Education by way of consultation submissions.
DfE has recently launched a six week consultation on an early years national funding formula. The proposals are being put forward to support the recent increase of 30 free hours of childcare entitlement. This consultation was launched on 11 August 2016 and responses should be made by 22 September 2016.
Tax free childcare
Tax free childcare is a new government scheme to help parents with their childcare costs.Read More
Government review into ‘cutting red tape’
Evidence sort from early years childcare providersRead More
Consultation on disqualification from childcare arrangements
Consultation on 30-hour free childcare entitlement
The Childcare Act received Royal Assent on 16 March.Read More
Early years: guide to the 0 to 25 SEND code of practice
From the Department for Education. Advice for early years providers that are funded by the local authority.Download
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage
From the Department for Education. Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.Download