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30 Sep 2014

Tax-free childcare draft guidance

HMRC publishes draft guidance on tax-free childcare. Also see updates on the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014.

Tax-free childcare draft guidance

Earlier this month HMRC published draft guidance on tax-free childcare. The guidance is intended to provide easy-to-understand and accurate advice for using the scheme.

HMRC are inviting views from stakeholders on the first draft. The guidance can be viewed by clicking here and the closing date for comments is 15 December 2014.

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014 contains a proposal to reduce the early years school registration threshold with Ofsted from age three to age two. The Government has published explanatory notes.

It should be noted that the ‘rising three’ exemption from the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and Development Requirements is currently contained within secondary legislation. At present, there does not seem to be a proposal to introduce a ‘rising two’ exemption.

ISC will continue to monitor this legislation and keep schools updated with its progress.

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

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

21 Jun 2017

ISC responds to Primary Assessment Consultation

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