Assessment Task- 3.2 Schools as Organisations
TDA1.1- Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education.
It became an entitlement of all 3-4 years old in England to receive a free part time early year’s education from 12.5 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. This is all part of the Every child matters agenda and the childcare act 2006. This has now changed to all 3-4 year olds entitled to 15 hours of free early years education of 38 weeks of the year. This only applies when they reach to the compulsory age after their 4th birthday.
The government has set a structure of education which all over England supposed to follow. For Early years – nursery, playground, reception class, child minders, children centers, day nurseries and pre-schools. For primary school –mainstream, independent, special schools. And for secondary school- mainstream, independent, state school with particular characteristics. And sixth form or college.
The family information services provide information, advise, and assistance to parents and carers on the range of children, family and young people’s services available in the area. They are held by the council and voluntary services.
Mainstream schools are which in practice of educating students with special needs in regular classes but have specific time based on their ability. Also the school that I’m at which is ST LUKES C.E PRIMARY SCHOOL is a mainstream school and they have pupils who have special needs but take them out of class when they need to do special work with them. Early years provision in school is all about supporting very young children. From key stage 1 they are based on the concept of learning through play rather than more formal education, this is because play has shown to be an important part for children’s early learning.