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Unit 302 Know the structure of education from early years to post compulsory education Outcome 1 1.1 summarise entitlement and provision for early years education Since 2006 all children in the UK aged 3-4 years become entitled to receive a free 15 hours per week early years education for 38 weeks of the year. This is funded by the government to ensure all children have the opportunity to benefit from early years education for two years before reaching school age. If any childcare given exceeds the free 15 hours a week the parents/careers will have to pay any additional hours. Children under 5 years are also entitled to free milk/fruit once a day this provides children with a range of health benefits and social opportunities. There are many different organisations that provide childcare options for children 0-5 years old these include: Sure Start Children's Centres-They work with parents and children from birth offering health and family support, parenting advice, training and employment advice and provide early years education for children 0-4 years. Nursery Schools-Provide early learning and childcare for children between 3-5 years old. They can often be based at sure start children's centres or linked to a primary school. Pre-Schools-Playgroups provide play and early learning for under fives and 3-4 year old s have their free 15 hours a week entitlement. Childminders-Provide care for children in their own homes and children under 4 years old are still entitled to their 15 hours a week free. 1.2 Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stages and school governance There are four main main types of mainstream state schools that are funded by the local authority are known as maintained schools and will all have to follow the national curriculum and are inspected on a regular basis by Ofsted.
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