Cypop 5 Understand How to Set Up a Home Based Child Care Service Task 1

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CYPOP 5 Understand how to set up a home based child care service

1. Outline the current legislation covering the home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.

Current Legislation

There are many different Legislation being brought out in place to help maintain and improve services, for example;

Every Child Matters

In 2003, the Government made a new legislation called Every Child Matters. This was published due to a report into the death of Victoria Climbié. There was a wide discussion between people working in children's services, with parents, children and young people. Following the discussion, the Government published Every Child Matters: the Next Steps and passed the Children Act 2004, providing the
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These duties will require authorities to:

• Improve the five Every Child Matters (ECM) outcomes for all pre-school children and reduce inequalities in these outcomes • Secure sufficient childcare for working parents • provide a better parental information service

The Act also reforms and simplifies Early Years regulation and inspection arrangements providing for a new integrated education and care quality framework (for pre-school children) and the new Ofsted Childcare Register. The sufficiency, information and outcomes duties came into effect from 1 April 2008 and the remaining provisions from September 2008.

Other legislation is; Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), The Play Strategy, The Charter for Children’s Play, Children’s Centres, Extended Services and Children's Trusts.


Ofsted is the office for standards in Education, children's services and skills. They make sure that people achieve excellence in care for adults, children and young people.

Ofsted inspect the following services:

• Maintained schools and academies • Some independent schools • Early years and childcare • Children’s centres; children’s homes • Family centres • Adoption and fostering services and agencies • CAFCASS • Children’s services in local authorities • Initial teacher training • Further education colleges and 14 to 19 provision • A wide range of work-based learning and skills training • Adult

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