Supporting Teaching and Learning

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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. There are a variety of childcare options available for children within the early years (o-5 years): Nurseries: There are different types of nurseries. Sometimes there are workplaces which offer this service on site to help members of staff. Many schools have nurseries which prepare 3-5 year olds for receptions. This is done through play. Some nurseries take children from the age of 2 where as others take between the ages of 0-5. Children’s Centre: They are support pillar for parents from birth of their child. It offers early years education for children, full day care, short term care health and family support, parenting advice as well as training and employment advice. Playground and Crèche: It is available for children under five years and it is run by voluntary groups providing part time play and early learning for under fives. It is for a limited periods of time. Child Minders: This is a service whereby the child minders look after a maximum of six children aging0-8 years at their own home. Among the six children they can take only three under the age of five. Nannies/ Home based carers: They provide their service within your home. They look after children of any age. Information received from: Book Supporting Teaching And Learning in schools
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