About this guidance – This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the application of:
• The Childcare (Disqualification) and Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (“the 2018 Regulations”)
• obligations under the Childcare Act 2006 in schools.
Schools and local authorities must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under:
• section 175, of the Education Act 2002;
• paragraph 7(b) of Schedule 1 to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014; and
• paragraph 3 of the Schedule to the Education (Non-Maintained Special Schools) (England) Regulations 2011.