Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) update
The Government announced further detail on the rollout of Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), and the closing of Employer-Supported Childcare (ESC) to new entrants.
This was announced in the budget. TFC is being launched from early 2017 and the scheme will be gradually rolled out on an age-based approach, allowing parents of the youngest children to enter the scheme first. Families with multiple children will be able to join the scheme when their youngest child becomes eligible, and at that point they will be able to receive support for all their qualifying children. All disabled children will be prioritised so they will join the scheme early on in the rollout process. By the end of 2017 TFC will be open to all eligible parents. It was also confirmed that ESC will remain open to new entrants until April 2018, to support the transition between the two schemes.
Early Years - update November 2016
Standards and Testing Agency HandbookRead More
Tax free childcare
Tax free childcare is a new government scheme to help parents with their childcare costs.Read More
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.Read More
Government review into ‘cutting red tape’
Evidence sort from early years childcare providersRead More
Consultation on disqualification from childcare arrangements
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