Nvq Level 3 Unit 30 1.1 Schools as Orginisations

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302 Schools as organisations 302.1.1 In September 2010 all 3- and 4-year-olds became entitled to 15 hours a week of state-funded early education. As a result, 96% of 3- and 4-year-olds currently receive state-funded education. The free early education and childcare can be at: • nursery schools • nurseries on school sites • nursery classes in schools and academies • children’s centres • day nurseries • some playgroups and pre-school • childminders • Surestart childrens centres Some 2-year-olds in England can also get free early education and childcare. The claimant must be getting one of the following: • Income Support • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190 • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) • Working Tax Credits and earn £16,190 a year or less Children are also entitled to a place if: • they’re looked after by a local council • they have a current statement of special educational needs • they get Disability Living Allowance • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or residence order In January 2013 the Government published ‘More great childcare’, which included detail on planned reforms to: • raise the standard and quality of the early years workforce • give high-quality providers the freedom to offer more places • give parents more choice 302.1.1 In July 2013 ‘more affordable childcare was published’, which sets out plans to help working parents access the childcare they need when they need it. Statutory guidance for local authorities on early education and
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