Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of weekly free early year’s education at these providers. • Day Nurseries: Often based in workplaces and rum by businesses or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from birth to five years old. • Child minders: Look after children under 12 in the child minder’s own home. They can look after up to six children under eight years old, although no more than three of them must be under the age of five. • Nannies and home-based carers: Provide care for children in your home and can look after children of any age.
The above is changing in September 2014 to allow more 2 years old children to be entitled Free early years education can be provided at the following places. Nurseries – these can be private or based within schools sites or classes within schools and academies. There are also day nurseries available. Nurseries are usually business oriented Nannies – operate by caring for children in your own home and can look after children of any age Pre schools and Play groups – providers of early years education for children under the age of 5. These types of provider are usually run by voluntary groups Childminders – normally providing care within the childminders own home from ages 0 – 8 years old.
This scheme started from the government’s creation of the Every Child Matters agenda, which coincides with the Childcare Act 2006. It is funded by each of the local authorities, with parents or carers only required to finance any additional hours over their child’s allocated free hours. Children being offered free education from the ages of two means that all children, regardless of background, are given fair and equal chances to learn before starting Key Stage 1. Children of nursery and reception, ages two through to five, follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is taught in different ways throughout the United Kingdom. The EYFS, while being different in each country, allows children to learn to work and play on their own initiative.
* To assist and ensure there is a good happy atmosphere at all sessions. * To assist and take time to listen and respond to the children and encourage them to develop. * To assist, encourage and maintain equality of opportunity for all the children within the group. 1.2 - The early years sector is very well regulated and all staff, and the setting that they work in. We must follow the various standards that in many cases have been set down by the law, such as the Childcare Act 2006 and the Health and Safety Work Act 1974.
Assignment KV223 – Safeguarding and Promoting Welfare and Wellbeing I am a playworker and I work in an Out of School Club, on a school site, with children aged between 5-12 years old and at a Late Club, in the village hall, for children aged 11-13 years. I have had many years of playwork experience and this supports my reflection on my current practice. Both settings are in Partridge Green, in West Sussex. There is limited public transport. The Out of School Club is open every day during term time from 3-6pm and it is currently only populated by children from within the primary school.
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.
Q1a Know the structure of education from early years to post compulsory education. Early Years Education is given to every 3-4 year old child in the UK as part of the Every Child Matters Act 2006. This means they are entitled to 15 hours of free education for thirty eight weeks in a year. Government funding by local authorities has enabled this free education. Parents can top up the hours by paying themselves for any extra hours.
Observation Report Sheffield Head Start , the center is located at 1300 Sheffield Blvd, in Houston, TX in the Galena Park School District area. The majority of the parents that take their children to Sheffield, live 0.5-3 mile commute. Sheffield’s hours are very convenient for the parents, hours of operation for Head Start day are from 8:00am-2:00pm, and extended hours are from 7:30am-4:30pm.They are only open Monday thru Friday, weekends are closed. The center is closed during Staff Development Days (they occur once a month), during holidays and summers. The Head Start Program has several centers around the Harris County area (16 centers total).
There are five outcomes from every child matters; Being healthy – At school we ensure that children are encouraged to be healthy. Every morning each class does wake and shake exercises to keep them alert. P.E. is done twice a week and we encourage the children to go outside during playtimes and lunchtimes. In reception once a week we having outside learning and will take children out in the local area whatever the weather.