July 2018 Articles

Campaign to Change Rules Around Related Children
A new campaign has begun to harmonise the funding rules for childminders who look after related children.

How To Avoid Underinsurance
When was the last time you reviewed your buildings, contents and business revenue insurance sums insured? Gary Harrison, Head of Commercial at Morton Michel, explains more...

Disqualification by Association Rule Change
In 2016 the government consulted on whether the rules around disqualification by association should change. The childcare sector overwhelmingly indicated that they should and the government has now announced that they shall.

Tax Free Childcare Faces Uncertain Future
With 30 Hours never far from the headlines, tax free childcare has kept a lower profile. Despite the policy having originated five years or so ago, under the coalition government, legal troubles kept it from being rolled out until last year.

Are You Making The Most Of Your ChildCare Club?
Fantastic discounts and benefits for Morton Michel policyholders! Recently added discounts from Merlin Short Breaks, My Mood Stars, Nana's Manners and so much more!

Brexit White Paper Published
After a weekend away at the Prime Minister’s country house, Chequers, the government has published its Brexit White Paper, the document setting out its negotiating position for leaving the EU.

Ofsted Upgrades Cause Planned Delays
Ofsted are upgrading their aging online systems and have announced that they will not be processing any application forms that they receive via Ofsted Online from Monday 16th to Friday 27th July.

Shadow Early Years Minister to Give Opening Keynote at Childcare Expo Midlands
Childcare Expo Midlands has announced that Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen and Shadow Early Years Minister, will be officially opening the show when it returns in September later this year, before taking to the stage to give a free keynote speech to visitors.

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