Childcare Essay

2447 WordsMar 15, 201310 Pages
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. All children go to maintained nursery schools or nursery classes before they start school depending on the age of the child. Task 2 2.1 Identify current policies, frameworks and influences on the early years. SCH 32 1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role. The duties and responsibilities of own work role are the following: • To liaise with parents/carers • To supervise children inside and out. • To enforce class rules and expected behaviours (age and stage appropriate) • To ensure I am up to date with all policies and procedures • To plan and prepare resources for activities to support all areas of development • To support the class

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