As part of Every Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006 every child in the UK aged three and four years old have been entitles to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, free early years education. The government funds local authorities to provide this free education. There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these include; * Preschool and playgroups. Usually run by voluntary groups providing part time play and early learning for the under fives. Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of free early years education at these providers also.
Childminders: Look after children under 12 in the childminders own home. They can look after up to six children under eight years old, although no more than three of them must be under the age of five. Nannies and home-based carers: Provide care for children in your home and can look after children of any age. Since 2004 all children in the UK aged three and four years old have been entitled to free places at nursery or another preschool setting (including childminders). From 1st September 2010 the Government extended these hours from 12.5 to 15 hours for up to 38 weeks of the year.
Assignment 1 Question 1a Know the structure from early years to post-compulsory education. Summarise entitlement and provision for early year’s education There are many key stages that a child will go through in their school life, from early years to post-compulsory education. Starting with the Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) framework. As part of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006,all 3 to 4 year olds in England can receive free part-time early years education of up to 15 hours per week, for 38 weeks out of the year. Government funds ensures that every child receives up to 2 years of free education, before reaching school age.
Between the ages of 0 – 3 years children can attended either privately owned or government owned day nurseries separate from all schools, but still monitored by OFSTED (The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills). There is a charge for your child to attend nursery at this age. From the age 3 – 5 children are eligible to 5 funded sessions of around 2.5 hours of pre-school education a week. Depending on the education provider depends how this is distributed. A lot of schools have morning or afternoon session to cope with the demand.
The Childcare Act 2006 introduced an entitlement of 3 and 4 years old in England to receive a free part-time early years education for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. The government funds local authorities to ensure that every child receives up to two years of free education before reaching school age. The extended hours also supports parents who want to go back to work or develop their careers through further education by providing affordable day care. There are different childcare options for early years, these include: Childminders – A registered child minder is a self employed person who looks after one or more children under the age of 12, providing care and learning opportunities for other peoples children within a domestic setting. Ages of children: From birth to 12 years of age.
Even though this education is readily available for all children it is not compulsory to send your child until they reach the age of 5. Compulsory school age begins at the start of the term following their 5th birthday and most authorities offer places in reception classes after their 4th birthday. Children can leave school on the last Friday in June of the school year they turn 16. The local authority has a duty to offer all children a place who are of compulsory school age. The parents also have the duty to make sure their child/children receive an education during the compulsory school years.
“Examples of specific services offered through projects include: Home based ante natal care, Breastfeeding Support Groups Advice, support and information on health related topics Early Language Development Programmes Play development for all ages and stages Age appropriate physical development opportunities High quality crèche sessions Promotion of the creative arts Support for smooth transitions between pre school and school.” (EarlyYearsSureStart) Nursery schools - Provide early learning and childcare for children between three and five years old. They are often based at Sure Start Children’s Centres or linked to a primary school. Preschools and playgroups - Usually run by voluntary groups providing part-time play and early learning for
Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. a. Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year. This is often taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.
TDA 3.2 Schools as organisations L.O. : 1. Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. Within the agenda of Very Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006, it became a right of all 3-4 year old children to receive a free part-time early years education of up to twelve and a half hours for 38 weeks of the year.
Module 4FD028 - Introduction The aim of this module is to show an understanding of the key concepts and approaches in Early Years provision and practice. By reflecting on how these are applied in practice, evaluating the impact on children’s learning and development and the practitioner’s role. The notion of ‘quality’ and the impact of one key concept on the child’s development and providing quality provision and practice will be discussed. Namely Transition from an Early years setting into a school environment for the first time paying particular attention to the role of the adult and the impact on the child’s well-being. In the developing field of Early Years, it is becoming more and more important for practitioners to have an awareness of the many topics that impact on the provision available to young children.