Summarise Entitlement and Provision for Early Years Education.

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Q1. Every parent has different options for childcare for their children between 0-5 years old. Since 2004 children between 3-4 years old are entitled to 15 hours free education within a nursery or pre school setting this will also include child minders, they are also entitled to free placement at reception class that is attached to a primary school. This was to help families with finances and also allow them to return back to work, also ensuring that the children are receiving the education they need. Unless living in Northern Island, in England and Scotland as a parent you can consent in your child starting full time education from the age of 5, although it is common that families put their children in school from the age of 4, at the age of 5 they are still entitled to nursery, pre school and child minder placements. Childcare options: Sure start centers: From birth to childhood, these groups work with families to provide information and advice on childcare, family health, parenting, money, training and development. Pre-school playgroups: These groups accept children aged between 2-5 years old and these are short sessions where children stay and play with children there own age. Day nurseries: A social welfare establishment where children are supervised from the hours of when the parent/s will return to work. This is voluntary or a business run environment and creates activity and care for children aged 0-5 years. Child minders: A home run business, where they can hold up to 8 children, allowing 3 children to be under the age of 5, 2 to be above the age of 5. This can be any age from Birth to 12 years of age. Nannies: Are employed in your own home to either live in or live out with a rota, to provide childcare for your child/children of any age. Nursery centers and Nursery schools: These are groups that are attached to a Primary school. These
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