Understand What Is Required for Competace in Own Work

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1a) Every child aged 3 and 4 are entitled to part time early years education for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. This ensures that children get up to 2 years free education before school which the government funds through the local authorities. Fees will be charged for any additional hours. There are 4 key stages to education under the National Curriculum. Key Stage 1 - 5 to 7 year olds Key stage 2 - 7 to 11 year olds Key stage 3 - 11 to 14 year olds Key stage 4 - 14 to 16 year olds There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds. Sure Start Children’s Centre Work with parent’s right from the birth of children, providing early years education for children this can include: * full day care, * short-term care, * health and family support, * parenting advice * Training and employment advice. Nursery schools provide early learning and childcare for children between 3 and 5 years old. They are often based at Sure Start Children’s Centres or linked to a primary school. Preschools and playgroups are often run by voluntary groups providing part-time play and early learning for under five year olds. Day Nurseries are often based in the workplace and can be run by businesses or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from birth to five years old. Childminders can look after children under 12 years in their own home but are limited to the amount of children they can look after, this can be up to six children under eight years old, although no more than three of them must be under the age of five. Nannies and home-based carers provide care for children in the children’s home and can look after children of any age. 1b) Community schools, foundation and trust schools, voluntary schools and specialist schools are the four main types of mainstream schools.

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