All children aged 5-16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. Most families take up this place. A few – around 6.5% - choose to pay for a place at an independent (also called a private, or – confusingly – public) school. Parents pay fees towards the cost of running an independent school. Both state and private schools are Ofsted inspected.
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.
Professional Practice in Early Years Settings The following is a list of the types of early years setting that are available to children and their families and their purpose. Nurseries Nurseries offer full or part time places to children from birth or a little older in some nurseries such as 3 months up to school age. They run the nursery on a private premise by a private company. They offer full day care, part time and some offer before and after school care. Parents must pay for this type of childcare, although some nurseries are able to offer funding for 2 year olds they meet the criteria.
This is provided through schools and nursery programmes. There are four main types of school that are funded by local authorities: Community schools; 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. A community school is run by the local authority, which; employs the staff, owns the land and buildings and decides which ‘admission criteria’ to use. The school I am currently working at is part community school.
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
TDA TASK 3.2 1.1 - Summarise the entitlement and provision for early years education As part of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006, children aged 3-4 are entitled to free early year’s education. This phase of the education is called The Free entitlement and every child could get up to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. Additionally, the local authorities provides funding from the government to ensure that some disadvantage 2 years old children can get up to 15 hours of free early - years education. The new revised Early Years Foundation Stage 2012 sets out the standards of the early years curriculum. It is a framework for learning and development and care for children from birth the end of reception year.
a) Summarize the entitlement and provision for early year’s education. The government brought out a paper called Every Child Matters along with the Childcare Act 2006, this made it possible for all 3 - 4 year olds whether advantaged or disadvantaged to access the same level of education for free (limited to 15 hours per week over 38 weeks). Early years education differs throughout the UK. In England it is known as Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) it is more play based than usual schooling, it is designed to harness learning aspects through play. EYFS covers the education of 3-5 year olds in England.
SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS NCFE LEVEL 3 Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. All children in England in spite of their background aged 3 and 4 are entitled to 15 hours a week of free early years educations within nurseries and nursery school for up to 38 weeks per year. Local Authorities are funded by the government to ensure that every child receives that education. These hours can be extended if the parents wish to go back to work, but the extra hours is paid by the parents.
Unit 1 Q1 – Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. (A) – Summarise entitlements and provision for early years (B) – Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stages and school governors (c)– Explain the post 16 options for young people and adults (A) As part of every child matters agenda and the childcare act 2006, it became an entitlement of all 3 and 4 year old's in England to receive a free part-time early year's education for up to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. The local authorities to ensure that every child receives up to two years of free education before reaching school age. Early years provision in schools is about supporting very young children. It is distinct from key stage 1 in each country within the UK and is based on the concept of learning through play rather than a more formal education, as play has been shown to be an important stage for children's early learning.
There are many different types of schools in the education sector; state schools as well as independent schools. Educational stages can be an early years stage, primary, secondary, higher and further education. They are marked as stages in England where children progress through a reception year and then for assessment purposes in key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. After this college, university and training providers offer educational opportunities so that learning can continue https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum (Accessed: 06/08/2015). Community schools is a category of state funded school which is ran solely by the Local Education Authority (LEA), staff are employed by the Local Authority and the land and buildings of the school is also owned by the Local Authority although the schools governing body is responsible for the running of the school.