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10 May 2016

Government review into ‘cutting red tape’

Evidence sort from early years childcare providers

The Government is seeking evidence from early years childcare providers and others in the sector to understand regulatory burdens that are unnecessarily holding back childcare providers as businesses, including underlying legislation and the way it is delivered. The review is accepting comments until 20 May and schools can share views by e-mailing cuttingredtape@bis.gsi.gov.uk.

3 Sep 2016 Early Years

Tax free childcare

Tax free childcare is a new government scheme to help parents with their childcare costs.

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17 Aug 2016 Early Years

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.

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10 May 2016 Early Years

Consultation on disqualification from childcare arrangements


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8 Apr 2016 Early Years

Consultation on 30-hour free childcare entitlement

The Childcare Act received Royal Assent on 16 March.

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1 Sep 2014

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.

1 Mar 2014

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.