Q1. Every parent has different options for childcare for their children between 0-5 years old. Since 2004 children between 3-4 years old are entitled to 15 hours free education within a nursery or pre school setting this will also include child minders, they are also entitled to free placement at reception class that is attached to a primary school. This was to help families with finances and also allow them to return back to work, also ensuring that the children are receiving the education they need. Unless living in Northern Island, in England and Scotland as a parent you can consent in your child starting full time education from the age of 5, although it is common that families put their children in school from the age of 4, at the age of 5 they are still entitled to nursery, pre school and child minder placements.
Unit 1 – An introduction to working with children. E1&E2: There are many different types of setting which provide care and education for children and families. The main three settings are the statutory sector, voluntary sector and private sector. Statutory sector is a service that by law has to be provided by the government to children and families, for example, St Peters RC Primary School. The opening and closing times is between 8:45-3:10 (depending on before/after school clubs).
Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the statutory standards that all Early Years Providers must meet. This standard applies to all maintained schools, non-maintained schools, independent schools and all providers on the Early Years Register – this includes childcare providers and childminders. Early years education provision commences from 0 through to 5 years of age in England. EarlyYears education can be provided from birth upwards in a variety of settings:- • nursery schools • nurseries on school sites • nursery classes in schools and academies • children’s centres • day nurseries • some playgroups and pre-school • Childminders (Registered childminders can look after up to six children up to the age of eight. Of these, a maximum of three can be under fives, who are classed as 'young children' and a single childminder can only have one child under one year old.
D2 A statutory provision for children aged 5 to 7 years old is an infant school. Children must have education from this age. In school they follow Foundation Phase and National Curriculum. The main aim is to deliver a safe and secure setting for the children to attend each day, and to deliver high standard professional education to the children, in order for them to progress. Some infant schools may also have a nursery attached to them.
The free early education and childcare can be at: * nursery schools * nurseries on school sites * nursery classes in schools and academies * children’s centres * day nurseries * some playgroups and pre-school * childminders Contact your local council for more information about free early education and childcare in your area.’’ According http://www.yor-ok.org.uk/families/Childcare/free-early-years-entitlement.htm : ’’ You can take the free EY entitlement at up to two providers. The basic offer is three hours over five days a week, or five hours over three days a week, but many providers will allow you to take the
Every child is entitled to receive up to two years of free education before reaching school funded by the government. Reception classes and school nurseries cover the foundation curriculum for children aged 3 to 5 years. The early years foundation stage key stage 1 of the national curriculum covers children aged 3 to 7 years and key stage 2 covers children ages 7 to 11 years. Q1b) explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance. There are many different types of schools in the education sector.
Places to attend include per-schools and playgroups, usually run by voluntary groups such as churches. Sure Start Children’s Centres, who offer a wide range of services for the family, such as working with the family from birth onwards. They provide education in early years as well as day care and parenting advice. Day Nurseries provided by employers in the workplace for children from birth to 5 years of age. 1b There are 4 main types of schools which are local authority funded.
* nursery classes in schools and academies * nurseries on school sites * children’s centres * day nurseries * some playgroups and pre-schools * Child-minders. | 1.1 | 3-4 | 15 hours of free early education and childcare a week.Full two hours can be used over 2 full days per week.Term time only. | * Pre-schools * Playgroups * Primary school reception classes, where schools operate an early admission policy to admit four-year-olds * Child-minders who are part of an accredited network * Day nurseries * Private nursery schools * Maintained nursery schools * Nursery classes attached to primary schools * Sure Start children's centres | | 4-5 | 15 hours of free early education and childcare a week.Full two hours can be used over 2 full days per week.Term time only. | * Pre-schools * Playgroups * Primary school reception classes, where schools operate an early admission policy to admit four-year-olds * Child-minders who are part of an accredited network * Day nurseries * Private nursery schools * Maintained nursery schools
302 Schools as organisations 302.1.1 In September 2010 all 3- and 4-year-olds became entitled to 15 hours a week of state-funded early education. As a result, 96% of 3- and 4-year-olds currently receive state-funded education. The free early education and childcare can be at: • nursery schools • nurseries on school sites • nursery classes in schools and academies • children’s centres • day nurseries • some playgroups and pre-school • childminders • Surestart childrens centres Some 2-year-olds in England can also get free early education and childcare. The claimant must be getting one of the following: • Income Support • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190 • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) • Working Tax Credits and earn £16,190 a year or less Children are also entitled to a place if: • they’re looked after by a local council • they have a current statement of special educational needs • they get Disability Living Allowance • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or residence order In January 2013 the Government published ‘More great childcare’, which included detail on planned reforms to: • raise the standard and quality of the early years workforce • give high-quality providers the freedom to offer more places • give parents more choice 302.1.1 In July 2013 ‘more affordable childcare was published’, which sets out plans to help working parents access the childcare they need when they need it. Statutory guidance for local authorities on early education and
EYMP 4 1.1 Explain how the range of early years settings reflects the scope and purpose of the sector The range of early years sector include children’s services, education services for children, maintained nursery schools, day nursery’s, preschool, childminders, parent toddler, children and family centres, extended services, sure start, private, voluntary or independent sectors etc are there to help children and young people in their health and education. The purpose of these services are to care and educate children, to cater for babies and children that are placed into a day nursery for parents to go back to work, to help children who may be suffering from violence or some kind of abuse, to help children taken to settings for social/education purposes. Some parents want their children to be in a home based environment and some families cannot afford to pay fees for provision. This is why early years sector have various forms of provision to meet the needs of families. The education services for children are responsible for deciding on policies and funding to the local education authorities all children from 3-4 years old are entitled to free early education for 12.5 hour a week.