This statutory guidance from the Department for Education is for English local authorities on their duties under sections 6, 7, 7A, 9A, 12 and 13 of the Childcare Act 2006. Local authorities must have regard to this guidance when seeking to discharge those duties. They should not depart from it unless they have good reason to do so.
By following the link you will see copies of two statutory guidance including:
- Current policy up to 31st August 2017
- New policy for 1st September 2017 onwards (incorporating the new extended entitlement)