Tda 3.2 Essay

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TDA 3.2 Schools as organisations By Christopher D Sanders 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years and education. There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these are: • Sure Start Children’s Centre: Based in the woodhouse close area. They work with and help parents from the birth to early year’s education, short-term care, parenting advice, full day care, health and family support, 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: Such as Woodhouse Close Church. 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 Such as Bishop Auckland College: Based in workplaces and run by businesses or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from birth to five years old. • Child-minders: Look after children under 12 in the child-minder’s own home. They can look after up to six children under eight years old, although no more than three of them must be under the age of five. 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 universal access to early childhood education and care, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to benefit from early years education. The extended hours also supports parents who wish to go back to work or develop their careers
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