Childcare: Regulatory changes

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Closes 16 Sep 2022


This is a consultation on specific proposals for changing the staff:child ratio requirements for two-year-olds in group-based early years settings and childminders, and supervision requirements when children are eating within early years settings.

Who is this for? 

This consultation is for anybody with an interest in childcare. This includes:

  • parents and carers, and organisations representing them 
  • early education and childcare providers
  • early years and childcare practitioners
  • nursery schools and schools with early years provision.
  • childminders
  • childminder agencies
  • charities
  • local authorities
  • sector organisations
  • childcare matching services, including third party digital platforms
  • Ofsted

To help us keep your data safe, please avoid personal information such as a child's name when responding to questions in this consultation.