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3 Dec 2015

The Childcare Bill

The House of Commons Public Bill Committee is due to consider the Childcare Bill which is currently passing through Parliament and gives effect to the increase to 30 hours free childcare.

Those with relevant expertise and experience are invited to submit written evidence. The window for providing evidence is short, with the final deadline for submissions being 15 December. Those interested in submitting written evidence can find more information by clicking here.

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

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.