The purpose of a nursery is to prepare children aged 3 – 4 yrs for full time education by using the basic foundation stage curriculum where children learn by structured play. This foundation stage provides a framework consisting of 6 areas of learning these are - •Personal, social and emotional development
•Language, literacy and communication
•Knowledge and understanding of the world
Staff provide a fun, safe learning environment so that children can develop and reach their full potential. With in a nursery there is a key worker her role is to look after a small group of children whilst they are in the setting making sure their needs are met and keeping parents informed of their child’s progress. Under 5 setting– different type of provision Voluntary – Parent and toddler group. The purpose of this type of group is to help children to interact and build a relationship with their peers whilst still being in the care of their parents. It can also provide support and guidance for parents especially for new mums as they can talk to other mums who have more experience. Its also a way to make new friends and build a support network. 5 & 7 yrs setting – different type of provision Voluntary – youth club The purpose of a youth club is to provide a place for young people to gather and hang out in warm safe environment. Hey also0 provide young people with support and guidance whilst letting them take part in a wide range of leisure activities. There are a number of different settings that young people of all ages can attend some have set hours and some are more flexible. 5 & 7 yrs setting – statutory provision – Primary School The purpose of a primary school is to provide children with the necessary skills they will need in later life i.e. an education teaching them to read and write. The National Curriculum consists of key stages which provide a basis for children to progress and attain their full potential. Its purpose is to set out the nessesary targets to be achieved with in each subject. For this age group the Key stage is called stage one and covers years one and two. Schools also have support networks and can provide extra help when needed. According to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Education must also train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking.” There are also many different professionals who work with children. One of these is a social worker. Their main role/purpose is to assist individuals or families with their needs, solving their problems by working closely with other agencies and professionals and by using available resources, in order to empower clients to help themselves in the long term, so that they can live a productive life. Problems today are often complicated so more assistance may possibly be needed. A social workers job may include children with behavioural issues or children with special needs to name but a few. The Social worker may help the family to get respite care if needed to give not only the child but the parents time out. For someone with family difficulties the social worker might find a parenting class or a support network, they may also go into school and organise a “buddy” for the child during the playtimes and lunchtimes. Their role can be multi disciplined as they need to make sure the family’s needs are met and may have to use a variety of ways to provide the support that is needed as each family is different. Some of the tasks typically involve :
“undertaking and writing up assessments (often with medical staff), which meet specified standards and timescales; conducting interviews with families...