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The consultation on ‘The regulation of childcare’ ran from 16 July to 30 September 2013, this document summarises the responses to the consultation and provides the government’s response.
It explains the government’s decisions on the proposals to simplify the childcare registration system and strengthen the safeguarding and welfare requirements. It aims to expand the supply of flexible and affordable childcare provision to meets the needs of working parents, while promoting quality.
This consultation seeks views on reforming the regulatory system for childcare providers.
It seeks to remove burdens and simplify processes and proposes replacing the general childcare register with a child safety register.