Outcome 1: Know the structure of education from early years to post compulsory education
Provision for childcare and education in early years is offered from birth. Settings such as day care centres and nurseries provide provisions catered specifically for the needs of babies and young children. Nurseries who provide care for children are expected to give the best possible start in life. 'Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provisions which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home lamguage, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender' Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) CROWN 2012 Development matters is used as a guidance for practioners to follow to understand and support the development of young children. Nurseries and day care settings are fee based up to the age of three. These settings are subject to inspections by OFSTED to ensure a good standard of care is being provided and good practice is in place. In England when children reach the age of 3 years they are entitled to 15 hours of government funding in pre-schools and nurseries. Pre-schools and Nurseries are obliged to follow the Foundation stage curriculum and practioners must provide provisions to meet the educational needs of the child. The settings will be inspected by OFSTED and will assess the children against the Foundation stage profile
Once children are 4 years old they usually start school the September after their fourth birthday, though they are not legally compelled to attend until their fifth birthday. At this age children enter school in the Reception year. The Reception year is a continuation of the Foundation Stage Profile followed at pre-school level, it is play based learning. Practioners establish continuous provision which provides an...