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.
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. Play has been shown to be an important part for children’s early learning. In Welsh and English schools, the Foundation Curriculum runs from the ages 3 to 5 years and is thus used in Reception classes and in nurseries. The Early Years Foundation Stage was introduced in England in 2008 and it sets out one standard framework for learning, development and care for all children from birth to the end of Reception year. In Scotland, the curriculum is focused around the documents called ‘Curriculum for Excellence.’ This document contains the information concerning the curriculum for 3-18 years olds.
1. Know the structure of education form early years to post-compulsory education A) Summaries entitlement and provision for early years education. The Child Care Act 2006 states that all children aged 3 and 4 in England can receive a free part time early year’s education of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks a year. The government funds local authorities to ensure that each child receives up to two years of free education before they reach school age. Parents can put their children in full time early years education but they will be charged for this.
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.
TDA 3.2 Schools and Organisations Criteria 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these include:Sure Start - Giving every child the best possible start in life is an initiative called Sure Start which is government led. They offer a broad range of services focusing on Family Health, Early Years Care and Education and Improved Well Being Programmes to children aged 4 and under. Sure Start makes contact with parents as soon as possible in the child's life and can offer support to families who have developmental concerns or other worries about their child. They can also give them support in making referrals for other services.
Unit 7 Task 1 Explain the legal status and principles of the relevant early year framework/s and how national and local guidance materials are used in settings Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) Framework is mandatory for all early years Ofsted registered settings in Great Britain that are attended by young children, from birth to the end of academic year in which a child has his/her fifth birthday. In September 2008 England has introduced a National curriculum for children from 0-5 who attend, are cared and educated outside their homes. As England is form from four nations, which have different approaches in planning and providing early ears education, and are in different stages of working their frameworks, they worked their own frameworks.
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.
Unit 302: Outcome 1 Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Early years provision in England changed as part of the Every Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006, when every child aged 3 and 4 are entitled to a free part time place of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. Whether this is a school based nursery, nursery schools, children’s centres, day nurseries, playgroups and pre-school or childminders every child is entitled to a space. The government fund this scheme and this ensures that every child has up to 2 years free education before starting primary school. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covers the children until they reach Key Stage 1, the children are taught through play rather than in a formal educational setting.
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.
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.