Summarise Entitlement and Provision for Early Years Education

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27-5-2014 unit 11.1.1 Since 2004 all children in the UK aged three and fours years old have been entitled to free at nursery or another preschool setting such as.. Nurseries on school sites. Nursery classes in schools and academies. Children's centre. Day nurseries. Some playgroups and preschools Childminders. Surestart. From 1st September 2010 the goverment extended these hours from 12 to 15 hours for up to 38 weeks of the year. The free entilement provides access to early childhood education and care ensuring that all children have opportunity to benefit from early years education. Day nurseries often based in workplaces and run by business or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from birth to five years old. Nursery schools, provide early learning and childcare for children between three and fives years old and are often be linked to primary schools. Preschools and playgroups usually run by voluntary groups providing part-time play and early learning for under fives. Sure start and children's centre, working with parents right from birth of their child, providing early years education for children, full day care, short term care, health and family support and parenting advise aswell. Childminders, Look after children under 12 in the childminder's own home. They can look after up tp six children under eight years old, although no more than three of them must be aged under five. Children develope quickly in the early years and every child deserves the best possible start in life. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework set the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept heathy and safe and ensure that children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school. The framwork for under five years old have seven areas of

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