The Childcare Act 2006 sets out the following legal duties.

  • Local authorities are required to ensure sufficient childcare.

  • Local authorities are required to provide information to parents and families.

  • Agencies are required to work together and integrate services.

  • The Act introduces the education and care framework (EYFS).

  • The Act reforms regulation and inspection with the introduction the Ofsted registers.

  • Local authorities are enabled to gain and record information to support future funding.

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