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Consultation: The Regulation of Childcare

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This consultation closes on 30th September, 2013. The government proposes to:

  • remove burdens and simplify processes, enabling providers and parents to more easily navigate the system;
  • replace the General Childcare Register with a Child Safety Register, working together with the Early Years Register to offer greater flexibility and clarity;
  • maintain and strengthen the safeguarding and welfare requirements, ensuring consistency around the essential requirements for keeping children safe;
  • make it easier for schools to offer out-of-hours care and accept younger children;
  • support parents to make common sense, informal arrangements with their friends and neighbours by increasing the amount of time that a child can be looked after from two to three hours without needing to register;
  • introduce greater flexibility for providers operating in multiple premises while maintaining safeguards.

The consultation can be found here

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