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EU Exit Preparations

Please ensure that you and your staff are familiar with the DfE guidance available online at
Lord Agnew (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System) issued a letter to Directors of Children’s Services requesting that it is shared with state schools. Read the ‘Guidance for schools on leaving the EU’ letter online.

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006


The Department of Education has revised the guidance on Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 which comes into effect on 31st August 2018. 


The guidance is attached.

Disqualification under the Childcare Act


Please refer to Annex A of the guidance for the summary of changes to the arrangements. 

There is no immediate change but once the new Regulations come into effect on 31 August, the ‘Disqualification by association’ provisions will no longer apply in non-domestic childcare setting, e.g. schools, nurseries.

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