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2 Sep 2015

Registration with Ofsted for Early Years settings

Changes to the registration arrangements for early years provision in schools.

In May’s report, ISC updated schools on the implications of the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act. DfE has since confirmed that interim EYFS inspections will only be required for registered settings with two-year-olds. Registered settings with three-year-olds will no longer have interim EYFS inspections.

Ofsted sent a notice to schools enclosing a form for those schools that no longer require separate registration.

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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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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21 Jun 2017

ISC responds to Primary Assessment Consultation

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

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.