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.
Early Years - update May 2017
The Government have announced two tax schemes concerning childcare.Read More
Early Years - update April 2017
Early Years - eligibility criteria of parents for 30 hours free childcareRead More
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
Early years foundation stage profile 2017 handbook
EYFS Handbook 2017 from the DfEDownload
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage
DfE document: Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to fiveDownload
ISC responds to Primary Assessment Consultation
ISC has responded to the primary assessment consultation. Our response can be downloaded below.Download