In December WCCC hosted a series of information evenings to update Early Years Services of the changes to the inspection process and the proposed introduction of a registration process and the accompanying National Standards. On 1st January 2014, the Child and Family Agency Bill was enacted, which contains the relevant legislation for these changes in the sector.
We are still awaiting details on many items, at the time of writing:
WCCC is striving to find out all the relevant information and as soon as we receive confirmation of the above, we will circulate it immediately to providers. We had planned to host Information Briefings on the new National Standards on 11th February and 4th March but unfortunately we have decided to postpone these sessions until more detail is confirmed. As soon as the National Standards are released, we will re-schedule these free sessions throughout the county.