Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 - July 2018

Schools, nurseries and out of school clubs are no longer required to establish if staff, are disqualified by association. That is if they share a house with someone who would be disqualified from working with children. This means that these settings must not ask their staff questions about cautions or convictions of anyone living or working in their household. 

Where registered childcare is provided on domestic premises i.e. childminders, the disqualification by association arrangements will continue to apply.

Below is the updated guidance and FAQs document to support practitioners and managers with regard to this. The full guidance document is available on the GOV.UK website.  

In addition there is an example staff declaration form and termly confirmation form. The originals are currently being used within schools and these have been adapted to meet the requirements of early years settings.