Childcare Cache Level 3 Unit 1 Assignment

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E1 There are three different types of settings that provide care and education to children. These services can be either a statutory, voluntary or private setting. A statutory sector is a learning environment that is provided and funded by the government. They provide compulsory education to children between the ages of 4-11 and there is currently legislation in place that states, that by law, these services have to be available.(1:p1) An example of a statutory setting in my area is ***** which provides education for 4-7 year olds. Children start Infants school between the ages of 4-5 and will be in Reception class. Reception year is the last year in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). A voluntary sector is not compulsory and is not funded by the government, but by charities or organisations and in a lot of cases, parents have to pay for their child to attend. They can provide childcare and give the child the opportunity to learn something new. An example of a voluntary sector in my area is ********** which is an organisation for girls ages 7-10 that gives them an opportunity to try new things, make new friends, meet other people and engage in out-of-school activities. A private sector is not funded by the government and they make a profit from their services. They provide care and education for the children whose parents or carers pay for them to attend. These services are assessed and inspected the same as the statutory sectors to ensure that the health and safety is of an acceptable standard. They are legally required to be inspected and checked regularly and must follow the current EYFS statutory framework.(2:p3) An example of a private sector in my area is ********** for children whose parents work or want day-care for their children. E2 A statutory setting provides support to the children by educating them and preparing them for the future. They
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