Schools as Organisations Essay

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Unit 1 – Schools as organisations 1. Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education Entitlement for Early Years What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)? * The EYFS is a stage of children’s development from birth to the end of their first year (Reception) year in school * The EYFS Framework describes how early years practitioners should work with children and their families to support their development and learning * It is based on four important principles * Theme: A Unique Child Principle: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured * Theme: Positive Relationships Principle: Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person * Theme: Enabling Environments Principle: The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning * Theme Learning and Development Principle: Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected. Age | Entitlement | Types of provision | 0-3 years | Between the ages of 0-3 years any education provision is funded by the parent/carer. Preschools, playgroups and activities at Sure Start Children’s Centre’s are usually minimal cost and focus around learning through play.Private nurseries can be attended from birth to 5 years, some nurseries offer free 15 hour places to 2 year olds whose family circumstances fit certain benefit entitlement criteria.Nannies, home-based carers and childminders provide a home from home approach to childcare, they all follow the EYFS framework. | Preschools and playgroups: Usually run by voluntary groups providing part-time play and early learning for

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