Tad 3.2: Schools as Organisations

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TAD 3.2: Schools as organisations 1. Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1. Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. 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. Qualifications of staff: Childminders need wide knowledge about children's development and how to meet the needs of children of a wide variety of ages, cultures and family backgrounds. It is strongly recommended that Childminders attend a pre registration course. Regulatory body: You must register with the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) if you want to be paid to look after children under 6 for more than 2 hours a day in England. There are two registers you must apply to, the Early Years Register to look after children aged 5 and under the Childcare Register to look after children from 5 to 7 both registers to look after children of all ages The Early Years Register is for children from birth up to the 31 August after their 5th birthday. After that you must be on the Childcare Register to look after them. You can be fined, sent to
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