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3 Sep 2016

Tax free childcare

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

From early 2017, working parents with children under 12 (under 17 for disabled children) can set up an on-line account to pay their childcare providers directly with the government topping up 20% of the payment of the services, up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child.

Childcare providers will be required to sign up and government will be writing to all during September and October 2016 inviting them to sign up. For more information, please visit this website.

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

Government review into ‘cutting red tape’

Evidence sort from early years childcare providers

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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.