As part of Every Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006 every child in the UK aged three and four years old have been entitles to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, free early years education. The government funds local authorities to provide this free education. There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these include; * Preschool 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 free early years education at these providers also.
UNIT 302 – SCHOOLS AS ORGANISATIONS Outcome 1 : Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. (1.1) Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. 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.
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.
children who turn 3 between January and March receive their free place at the start of the summer term. They are entitled to 10 hrs per week throughout the school year which needs to be evenly distributed. The government funds this for all children between the ages of 3 and 4 before joining school at the age of 5. If any extra hrs are needed the parent/carer must pay for this. Even though this education is readily available for all children it is not compulsory to send your child until they reach the age of 5.
Between the ages of 0 – 3 years children can attended either privately owned or government owned day nurseries separate from all schools, but still monitored by OFSTED (The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills). There is a charge for your child to attend nursery at this age. From the age 3 – 5 children are eligible to 5 funded sessions of around 2.5 hours of pre-school education a week. Depending on the education provider depends how this is distributed. A lot of schools have morning or afternoon session to cope with the demand.
“Examples of specific services offered through projects include: Home based ante natal care, Breastfeeding Support Groups Advice, support and information on health related topics Early Language Development Programmes Play development for all ages and stages Age appropriate physical development opportunities High quality crèche sessions Promotion of the creative arts Support for smooth transitions between pre school and school.” (EarlyYearsSureStart) 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
Unit 6 Schools as Organisations.Gillian Legate 1 Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. Since 1st September 2010 in England every 3 and 4 year old became entitled to receive free part time education up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year for up to two years. It is part of the Every Child Matters agenda and Childcare act 2006. Local authorities are funded by government to meet this provision.
Unit 302: Outcome 1 Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1 Early years provision in England changed as part of the Every Child Matters and the Childcare Act 2006, when every child aged 3 and 4 are entitled to a free part time place of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. Whether this is a school based nursery, nursery schools, children’s centres, day nurseries, playgroups and pre-school or childminders every child is entitled to a space. The government fund this scheme and this ensures that every child has up to 2 years free education before starting primary school. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covers the children until they reach Key Stage 1, the children are taught through play rather than in a formal educational setting.
Bibliography: CACHE level 2 Childcare and education 4th edition – Penny Tassoni. Activities 7.02- What kind of learner are you? (CACHE level 2: childcare and education: Delivery resource pack) D1- The term statutory provision means it must be provided by law for children. A statutory provision for children under 5 years old is: 1. Nursery school- This is a school for children between the ages of 3-5.
Unit 7 Task 1 Explain the legal status and principles of the relevant early year framework/s and how national and local guidance materials are used in settings Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) Framework is mandatory for all early years Ofsted registered settings in Great Britain that are attended by young children, from birth to the end of academic year in which a child has his/her fifth birthday. In September 2008 England has introduced a National curriculum for children from 0-5 who attend, are cared and educated outside their homes. As England is form from four nations, which have different approaches in planning and providing early ears education, and are in different stages of working their frameworks, they worked their own frameworks.