Unit 6 6.1.1 Entitlement and provision for early year’s education. There are a variety of different providers of care and education for children between 0- 5 year olds. These include: Sure start children’s centres: These centres work with parents from the birth of children by providing family outreach support, early education and child care. This includes play schemes, parenting classes, training and providing family, childcare and employment advice. Nursery schools: They provide early education for children 3-5 years old.
Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of free early years education at these providers also. * Day Nurseries. Often based in work places and run by businesses or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from 0-5 years old. * Sure Start Children’s Centre: Working with parent’s right from the birth of their child, providing early years education for children, full day care, short-term care, health and family support, parenting advice as well as training and employment advice. * Nursery schools: Provide early learning and childcare for children between three and five years old.
The parents also have the duty to make sure their child/children receive an education during the compulsory school years. The early years is defined as the period from 3-7 years of age, foundation phase or key stage 1, and is a critical part of childhood. Children absorb information very quickly and easily. It is a time in which children can grow, develop, learn and play in a safe environment. Foundation Phase is the statutory curriculum for all children in wales which covers 7 areas of learning.
At the end of the academic year when a child turns 5, the practitioner records each child’s development by watching the child playing and in the classroom. The completed assessment is used to help the year 1 teacher plan lessons for the children. There are a range of approved providers of early education: * Maintained sector: * School nursery classes * Independent sector: * Day nurseries * Pre-school playgroups * Children’s Centres * Childminders There is free entitlement available for disadvantaged 2
D2 A statutory provision for children aged 5 to 7 years old is an infant school. Children must have education from this age. In school they follow Foundation Phase and National Curriculum. The main aim is to deliver a safe and secure setting for the children to attend each day, and to deliver high standard professional education to the children, in order for them to progress. Some infant schools may also have a nursery attached to them.
Assessment task – TDA 3.2 Schools as organisations 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early year’s education. Early Years Education – Education for children up to the age of 5 in Nursery and Reception classes. As required as part of the Every Child Matters theme and Childcare Act 2006, there is an entitlement that all 3-4 year olds in England can receive free part-time early years education of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (conforms to the educational period that older children are in school education in a year i.e. term dates). The national government provides the funding which the local authorities (In this area this would be LBC – Luton Borough Council).
Schools as organisations Unit 302 Outcome 1 1.1 And 1.3 There are various types of early school education establishments, from nurseries to childminders to private childcare. Each offer versatile options from full day care to short term care. From 2004 all children in the u.k aged 3 to 4 were entitled to 12.5 hours a week of free childcare. In September 2010 these hours got extended to 15 hours per week for up to 38 weeks of the year. (In correspondence of ‘every child matters act 2006’.
Unit 302: Outcome 1 Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Early years provision in England changed as part of the Every Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006, when every child aged 3 and 4 are entitled to a free part time place of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. Whether this is a school based nursery, nursery schools, children’s centres, day nurseries, playgroups and pre-school or childminders every child is entitled to a space. The government fund this scheme and this ensures that every child has up to 2 years free education before starting primary school. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covers the children until they reach Key Stage 1, the children are taught through play rather than in a formal educational setting.
TDA 3.2 Schools as organisations L.O. : 1. Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. Within the agenda of Very Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006, it became a right of all 3-4 year old children to receive a free part-time early years education of up to twelve and a half hours for 38 weeks of the year.
Unit 1 Assignment Section 1: D1. A) An example of provision for children aged less than 5 years old, is a Sure Start Nursery. The purpose of the setting is to improve outcomes for young children and their families, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged families in order to reduce in equalities in child development and school readiness. A Sure Start Nursery provides child and family health services, ranging from health visitors to breastfeeding support, most centres offer high quality childcare and early learning - those that don’t can help advice on local childcare options and access to specialist services, for families like speech therapy, healthy eating advice or help with managing money, it would also help for you to find work or training opportunities using links to local jobcentre plus offices and training provides. B) A state primary school for children aged between 5 and 7 years provides education in term time.