Backless Booster Seats and Tax-Free Childcare

14th February 2017

There have been some recent updates to legislation that might be of interest to you. I’ve put the key points into a short video. Why not take a look?

I’ve also collected some useful links that might be of use to you.

Tax-Free Childcare: 10 Things Parents Should Know

Child Car Seats: The Rules

Child Car Seats: Comparison Chart


New Year Safeguarding Reminders

9th January 2017

With the New Year now upon us, I thought you might appreciate a summary of some handy information which was recently published by Ofsted.

Early Years Funding – Changes to funding for three and four year olds – Government Consultation response December 2016

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Ofsted Annual Report by HM Chief Inspector, 2015/16

Information for parents about Ofsted’s role in regulating Childcare (updated December 2016)


You can also view Gill’s blog here.


Photo Sharing and Permission

30th November 2016

During the festive season, it is essential that everyone is aware of the laws and regulations around photographs and film that have been shot inside the setting.

Safeguarding Updates

25th October 2016

We’re very aware of the current gloomy climate in the Early Years sector and how it is affecting all of us in different ways.

With less money to go around, we are having to make cuts to vital services and personnel.

You can also find links to relevant legislation and documentation from the government’s recent update below.

Bradford World Record Attempt

15th September 2016

As part of our ongoing dedication to providing the best possible support for our clients, both assistance with our training and external activities, Team SOAP was in Bradford to participate as marshals for their #LoveBradford World Record Attempt.

Over 3000 people attended on Thursday 15th September to take part in the longest chain of people linking their arms and forming a heart symbol with their fingers. Our job as marshals was to inspect the chain and keep it connected for one whole minute to verify the record.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather and turnout in the city square. The air was rife with excitement and there was participation from all ages and backgrounds. By the end, all of our efforts had paid off: we managed to break the record with a chain of 2,331 people.

There was plenty of celebration afterwards with live music and delicious curry!