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.
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.
Question 1a Summerise entitlement and provision for early years education. Since the Childcare Act 2006 and as part of Every Child Matters all children in the UK aged 3 and 4 years old are entitled to free places at either a nursery or another pre-school setting for up to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. This is funded by the government for local authorities to ensure that every child has at least 2 years free education before reaching school age. Sure Start Children Centres: Work with parents from the birth of their child, helping with early years education, full day or short term care, health and family support as well as parenting advice and employment advice. Nursery Schools: Help with early learning and childcare for children between the ages of 3-5.
E1&E2 Primary schools are a good example of a statutory setting. Statutory settings are funded entirely by the government. Primary schools are provided to educate children age 5 to 11 years. They don’t only educate, they also meet the individual needs of children. Primary schools do this by supplying breakfast clubs and after school.
Most infant schools follow the national curriculum as they do English, Mathematics, Science, Art and design, Technology, Geography, History, this is encouraging the child to learn and develop new learning skills. They also do PE which is getting the children more active and involved with exercise and keeping them fit and healthy. An infant school is usually funded by the government, they fund it because by law it has to be there as the children are learning and developing. A non-statutory provision is a private day nursery they start from 0-5 years, private day nurseries can take babies from as young as 6 weeks old. Private Day nurseries work 12 hours a day from 7 am till 7 pm.
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.
Types of provision for age ranges D1 and D2 Statutory schools are schools that have to be available by law, they exist because the law states that all children should be educated from the age of 5 to 16 years and this should be provided by the government free of charge. A state primary school for children aged 5 to 7 years provides education for children to achieve basic literacy and numeracy and also foundation phase which have several areas of learning including science, maths, geography, history and social science. A nursery class in a state school for children under the age of 5 years old provides pre-school education that teaches a range of structured educational experiences that are based on learning through play. A private crèche for children aged under 5 years aims to provide children with a safe and happy environment so that they are able to grow and develop individually and encourage confidence, social interaction, intellectual progression, emotional wellbeing and physical control. The cost of this is met by the parents.
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.
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.
Summarize entitlement and provision for early year’s education. In 2006, it became entitlement that every 3 to 5 years old child will receive free education for up to 15 hours in a week of 38 months of year. Its government and the fund authorities’ responsibility to make sure about this early year education. Parents do not need to pay for this but if they (parents) want more hours for their children then they have to pay extra charges for that. Early year provision means to work with very young children, support and teach young children by playing with them instead of force them formally because young children cannot understand to teach them by formal education.