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6 Nov 2015

First aid qualifications

The government is consulting the childcare sector, health professionals, parents and local authorities in England.

This consultation is on proposals for newly qualified level 2 or 3 early years staff to hold a paediatric first aid certificate before they can be included in the adult: child ratios in an early years setting. This proposal would be in addition to existing EYFS requirements.

The consultation closes on 10 December 2015.

5 May 2017 Early Years

Early Years - update May 2017

The Government have announced two tax schemes concerning childcare.

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4 Apr 2017 Early Years

Early Years - update April 2017

Early Years - eligibility criteria of parents for 30 hours free childcare

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4 Nov 2016 Early Years

Early Years - update November 2016

Standards and Testing Agency Handbook

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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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1 Oct 2016

Early years foundation stage profile 2017 handbook

EYFS Handbook 2017 from the DfE

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3 Mar 2017

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

DfE document: Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five

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21 Jun 2017

ISC responds to Primary Assessment Consultation

ISC has responded to the primary assessment consultation. Our response can be downloaded below.

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