The Early Years Foundation stage was revised in England in September 2012, this was to set out one standard framework for learning, development and care for all children from birth until the children reach the age of end of Reception year. In each country Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the framework for learning, developing and care is distinct from England. In English schools the Early Years Foundation Curriculum runs from the ages of 3 to 5 years and therefore the framework is used in Reception and Nurseries. Learning with young children in the Early Years focuses on engaging children in activities that involve particular ideas in the classroom. For example, children the lesson may involve numbers or writing language activities.
TDA 1.2,1.3 Schools Characteristics Community Schools These schools are run by the Local Authority which employ their own staff and also decide on their admission policy. They promote strong links with the community that may use the school facilities by local groups such as adult education or extended childcare classes like breakfast club,after school club and also nurseries. Foundation and Trust Schools These schools have their own governing body,who decide on their school admissions policy with the local authority. The schools building or land will be owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation. A Trust School, although a type of Foundation School will form a charitable trust with an outside business.
Its aim was to improve the quality of care and education for children from birth to the end of their first year in school. It is a statutory curriculum which means that all providers working with babies and children up to the age of 5 years have to follow it. The purpose of making it statutory was to ensure that all children were given the same opportunities for a high-quality education.” (Children & young people’s workforce. Early learning & childcare - Penny Tassomi) There are six areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years setting. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected and are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
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.
• 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 child minders). From 1st September 2010 the Government extended these hours from 12.5 to 15 hours for up to 38 weeks of the year. The free
| 1. Community Schools | The local authority owns the land and buildings | The governing body is responsible for running the school | The local authority funds the school and employs the staff | The school must follow the national curriculum | The admissions policy for community schools is determined and administered by the local authority.Community schools look to develop strong links with the local community. They can do this in a number of ways, including providing use of their facilities, or providing services like childcare and adult learning classes. | 2. Foundation and Trust Schools | The governing body of the school or a charitable foundation owns the buildings and the land | The governing body is responsible for running the school | The local authority is responsible for funding the school and the governing body employs the staff | The school must follow the national curriculum | A Trust school is slightly different in that it forms a charitable Trust with an outside partner, such as a business.
Question 1b Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance. There are four types of mainstream schools. Community Schools are owned and run by the local education authority who will also help the school by developing links with the local community and provide support services. The admission policy is usually determined by the local authority and they may also choose to develop the use of the schools facilities by local groups for adult education or childcare classes. Foundation schools are run by their own governing body and have more freedom in the running of the school than in a community school.
Some nursery schools are state funded although some can be privately run. * Community schools are run and funded by the Local Authority. The Local Authority owns the land and buildings and determines the entrance requirements which decides which children are eligible for a place. These schools are inspected by Ofsted which is the Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Community schools include; * Primary Schools cater for children aged between 4 and 11 years old.
Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. II. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. III.
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 child-minders). From 1st September 2010 the Government extended these hours from 12.5 to 15 hours for up to 38 weeks of the year. The free entitlement provides universal access to early childhood education and care, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to benefit from early years education. The extended hours also supports parents who wish to go back to work or develop their careers through