The regulation of childcare: consultation report and government response

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department for Education
Publisher
Department for Education
Date of publication
1 February 2014
Subject(s)
Children and Young People
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The consultation on “The Regulation of Childcare” ran from 16 July to 30 September 2013. The consultation sought views on proposals to amend the childcare regulatory system to: 

  • create a more consistent and coherent childcare registration system that is easier for providers and parents to navigate; and
  • promote a prosperous and growing childcare market which meets the needs of working families.

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.

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