Unit 6 6.1.1 Entitlement and provision for early year’s education. There are a variety of different providers of care and education for children between 0- 5 year olds. These include: Sure start children’s centres: These centres work with parents from the birth of children by providing family outreach support, early education and child care. This includes play schemes, parenting classes, training and providing family, childcare and employment advice. Nursery schools: They provide early education for children 3-5 years old.
There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these include: • Sure Start Children’s Centre: Working with parent’s right from the birth of their child, providing early years education for children, full day care, short-term care, health and family support, parenting advice as well as training and employment advice. • Nursery schools: Provide early learning and childcare for children between three and five years old. 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.
The above is changing in September 2014 to allow more 2 years old children to be entitled Free early years education can be provided at the following places. Nurseries – these can be private or based within schools sites or classes within schools and academies. There are also day nurseries available. Nurseries are usually business oriented Nannies – operate by caring for children in your own home and can look after children of any age Pre schools and Play groups – providers of early years education for children under the age of 5. These types of provider are usually run by voluntary groups Childminders – normally providing care within the childminders own home from ages 0 – 8 years old.
Assignment 1 Question 1a Know the structure from early years to post-compulsory education. Summarise entitlement and provision for early year’s education There are many key stages that a child will go through in their school life, from early years to post-compulsory education. Starting with the Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) framework. As part of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006,all 3 to 4 year olds in England can receive free part-time early years education of up to 15 hours per week, for 38 weeks out of the year. Government funds ensures that every child receives up to 2 years of free education, before reaching school age.
Q1a Know the structure of education from early years to post compulsory education. Early Years Education is given to every 3-4 year old child in the UK as part of the Every Child Matters Act 2006. This means they are entitled to 15 hours of free education for thirty eight weeks in a year. Government funding by local authorities has enabled this free education. Parents can top up the hours by paying themselves for any extra hours.
Jane works in a foundation setting attached to an independent school .Jane is Key worker to 15 children and 3 of her children have ELL needs. Jane is committed to inclusion through mainstream schooling. She works alongside other professionals to enable all her children to benefit from the additional support, Although 2 children are taken out during the day for speech therapy 3. Why have you chosen this person as a good interviewee for the assignment? Jane is an early year’s practitioner who has worked in a nursery and works alongside me within an independent school setting which is attached to a primary setting.
UNIT 136 Support children’s learning and development in the early years. Outcome 1. Understand the impact of early years curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development. Since August 2008, the Welsh Assembly has been phasing in a curriculum known as the Foundation Phase. This applies to children ranged from 3 to 7 years old, who receive local authority funding in schools, preschools, nurseries and childminders.
EYMP4 1.1 Explain how the range of early years settings reflect the scope and purpose of the sector Within childcare there are lots of different settings you can get and they all have different reasons for why they are around some of them are: -Nursery’s Nurseries are open for children aged birth to 4 and children get the option of either doing part time or fall time. Full time would be 5 days a week 8-6 and part time can vary from a morning session would be from 8-1 and an afternoon session would be 1-6. These settings are usually private therefore there is usually a fee for all sessions although the government can fund a total of 10 hours a week which adds up to 1 full day at the setting and the parent can choose what days the child will do. This type of setting is available so that parents with young children are able to go back to work and know that their children are in safe care. -Child-minders Child-minder’s take children off all ages and they also have the option of either doing part time or full time.
Assignment One – Schools as Organisations. 1. Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. A- In the United Kingdom, there is a government funded scheme in place that entitles all children of ages two, three and four to fifteen hours of free early years education each week, over 38 weeks in the year. This scheme started from the government’s creation of the Every Child Matters agenda, which coincides with the Childcare Act 2006.
Sections 39-48 of the act introduces the Early Years Foundation Stage and it also explains how it builds on previous documents such as Birth to Three Matters, the Foundation Stage Curriculum, and the National Standards for under 8s Day Care and Childminding. The act explains how the new Early Years Foundation Stage will support an integrated provision for children from birth up to five years and makes a reference to the adjusted Ofsted Childcare register standards. Every Child Matters Early Years Foundation Stage states that the practitioner is responsible for observing and reflecting on all children’s spontaneous play and extend any specific are of children’s learning. Also Every Child Matters is a part of the Child Act 2000, the Every Child Matters has 5 outcomes. • Be Healthy • Stay Safe • Enjoy and Achieve • Make a positive Contribution • Achieve Economic well-being The Every Child Matters