Statutory guidance for local authorities on the provision of early education and childcare.
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This guidance is for local authorities.
It relates to their duties under section 2 of the Childcare Act 2016 and sections 6, 7, 7A, 9A, 12 and 13 of the Childcare Act 2006.
On 1 September 2017 a new version of the guidance will replace the existing guidance.
The document valid until 31 August 2017 includes information on:
The document valid from 1 September 2017 also includes information on:
Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.
A model agreement for free early years provision and childcare is also available.
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