Unit 301. Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.

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UNIT 302. Schools as organisations. Outcome 1:- Know the structure of education for early years to post-compulsory education. 1.1:- Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. 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. * Day Nurseries. Often based in work places and run by businesses or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from 0-5 years old. * 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. * Childminders. Look after children under 12 in their own homes. They can look after up to six children under eight years old, although no more than three of them can be under the age of five. 1.2:- Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stages and school governance. There are many different types of schools in the UK. There are 4 main types of mainstream state schools which all follow the national curriculum and are regularly

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