Tax free childcare
Tax free childcare is a new government scheme to help parents with their childcare costs.
From early 2017, working parents with children under 12 (under 17 for disabled children) can set up an on-line account to pay their childcare providers directly with the government topping up 20% of the payment of the services, up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child.
Childcare providers will be required to sign up and government will be writing to all during September and October 2016 inviting them to sign up. For more information, please visit this website.
Early Years - update November 2016
Standards and Testing Agency HandbookRead 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
ISC responds to Primary Assessment Consultation
ISC has responded to the primary assessment consultation. Our response can be downloaded below.Download
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