Tda 3.2 Essay

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TDA 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. Since 2004 all children in the UK aged three and four years old have been entitled to free places at nursery or another preschool setting (including child-minders). From 1st September 2010 the Government extended these hours from 12.5 to 15 hours for up to 38 weeks of the year. The free entitlement provides the opportunity for all children to have early year’s education. This also gives extra support to parents or carers who would like to return to work or continue with higher education as this provides affordable day care. There are many types of childcare options available for early years education: * Sure Start Children’s Centre: parents can take their children to Sure Start Children Centres right from birth so they can start working together. Sure Start provides not only early year’s education, but health and family support, short term care and full day care. Parents can also get advice for employment and training. * Nursery schools: Provide early learning and childcare for children between three and five years old. Sure Start Children’s Centres and primary schools can help you with nursery places. * Preschools and playgroups: Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of weekly free early year’s education at preschools and playgroups. Although they are sometimes run by voluntary groups by law 50% of the staff has to be qualified. * Day Nurseries: These are often based in workplaces and run by businesses or voluntary groups, and like preschools and playgroups
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