Unit 1 an Introduction to Working with Children

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D1. A law has been passed so that the government or local authority must provide a setting for education for children. An example of a statutory setting for children aged between 5 and 7 years is a primary school. The purpose of this setting is to encourage children to become more socially aware and to help them to learn in a positive environment with experts to guide and support them. This gives young children a chance to become more independent and also gives families a break and parents the opportunity to work or go to college to gain further experience in education themselves. Nurseries and certain play groups are set up by the government. These settings cater for children aged from birth until the age of five years. Nurseries provide fun learning experiences in a friendly environment, whilst encouraging learning through play. Nurseries also provide a care service for children in families where their parents work. D2. Voluntary setting examples include charity or national lottery funded organisations such as jig-so. Jig-so is a free parent and toddler group, based in Cardigan, which caters for children from birth to five years. These settings rely on funding or donations; they are also staffed by volunteers. This setting does not make any profit and any spare income is used to provide more educational activities. Parents also attend jig-so, this makes young children feel safer and more confident while also giving them the chance to interact and become more socially aware. Private/ independent settings that cater for children include self-employed child minders. A child minder is somebody who you pay to care for your child while you go to work or education. A child minder must be fully qualified and C.R.B checked regularly. The primary purpose for a child minder is to provide a high level of care and support for young children. The child minder will also

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