Summarise the Entitlement and Provision for Early Years Education

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Summarise the entitlement and provision for early years education. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. There are assessments when a child is aged between 2 and 3 years and at the end of the academic year when they turn 5. The assessments are based on EYFS practitioners’ observations. Information from the assessments is used for parents, practitioners and teachers to support children’s learning and development. The 7 areas that early years learning concentrates on are: * communication and language * physical development * personal, social and emotional development * literacy * mathematics * understanding of the world * expressive arts and design Teaching is often done through play, where the child learns about subjects and other people through games. 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

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