The parents also have the duty to make sure their child/children receive an education during the compulsory school years. The early years is defined as the period from 3-7 years of age, foundation phase or key stage 1, and is a critical part of childhood. Children absorb information very quickly and easily. It is a time in which children can grow, develop, learn and play in a safe environment. Foundation Phase is the statutory curriculum for all children in wales which covers 7 areas of learning.
Unit 6 Schools as Organisations.Gillian Legate 1 Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. Since 1st September 2010 in England every 3 and 4 year old became entitled to receive free part time education up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year for up to two years. It is part of the Every Child Matters agenda and Childcare act 2006. Local authorities are funded by government to meet this provision.
Assessment task – TDA 3.2 Schools as organisations 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early year’s education. Early Years Education – Education for children up to the age of 5 in Nursery and Reception classes. As required as part of the Every Child Matters theme and Childcare Act 2006, there is an entitlement that all 3-4 year olds in England can receive free part-time early years education of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (conforms to the educational period that older children are in school education in a year i.e. term dates). The national government provides the funding which the local authorities (In this area this would be LBC – Luton Borough Council).
Within the agenda of Very Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006, it became a right of all 3-4 year old children to receive a free part-time early years education of up to twelve and a half hours for 38 weeks of the year. The government funds local authorities to ensure that every child receives up to two years of free education before they reach school starting age. Parents do not need to contribute to this, however if there child has more than the hours that are free, they will be charged for the extra hours the child receives. Early year’s provision in schools is about supporting the younger child. It is differing from Key Stage 1 in each country within the UK (Scotland and Northern Ireland) and is based on the concept of learning through play rather than through formal learning.
The Childcare Act 2006 introduced an entitlement of 3 and 4 years old in England to receive a free part-time early years education for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. The government funds local authorities to ensure that every child receives up to two years of free education before reaching school age. The extended hours also supports parents who want to go back to work or develop their careers through further education by providing affordable day care. There are different childcare options for early years, these include: Childminders – A registered child minder is a self employed person who looks after one or more children under the age of 12, providing care and learning opportunities for other peoples children within a domestic setting. Ages of children: From birth to 12 years of age.
To achieve this question, you will need to provide answers to the following questions a) Summarise the entitlement and provision for early years education. b) Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance. c) Explain the post-16 options for young people and adults. a) Every child aged between 3 and 4 is entitled to free education in accordance with Every Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006. The government funds upto 15 hours a week for these 2 years before children enter full time education.
1.2. Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance. Nursery Schools are funded by the state or independently depending on the type of nursery and at what age the child will attend. All children aged between three and four years old are entitled to a free placement at a government funded nursery. Many nurseries are now located on site a primary or community school to help the transition between foundation stages 1 and 2 easier for the children.
They are often based at Sure Start Children’s Centres or linked to a primary school. Preschools and playgroups: Usually run by voluntary groups providing part-time play and early learning for the under fives. Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of weekly free early year’s education at these providers. Day Nurseries: Often based in workplaces and rum by businesses or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from birth to five years old. Childminders: Look after children under 12 in the childminders own home.
As part of Every Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006 every child in the UK aged three and four years old have been entitles to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, free early years education. The government funds local authorities to provide this free education. There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these include; * Preschool and playgroups. Usually run by voluntary groups providing part time play and early learning for the under fives. Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of free early years education at these providers also.
Pupil welfare is paramount. The governing body is broken up into smaller committees. These committees look at school development, health and safety, child protection. Governors also insure legislations set out for schools are all adhered to and that the school is kept up to date with any new policies or legislations. Senior Management Team The Senior Management team is made up of the head teacher and the deputy head.