(1) Know the structure of education from early years to post- compulsory education.
Every three and four year old child is entitled to a free part time place in early years Education in an Ofsted inspected setting which is to be found satisfactory, Free places are available in a number of settings including: school nurseries, child minders and private day nurseries. From 0-5 years of age the framework of learning, development & care forms the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which follows the following principles: • Good relationships will give all children emotional security. • Provision needs to be inclusive & reflect/meet the needs of all children Irrespective of their background or ability.
• To work closely with the child’s parents/career’s. • Play is vital for the children’s learning, social skills & well-being. Each children aged 3-4 years in England are entitled to 12.5hrs per week over 38weeks per year of free early learning. The government funds this & every child will receive this for up to 2 years free education before joining school. Additional hours have to be contributed to by the children’s parents. Early years has to cater for the needs of all children including those with special educational needs. Extra funding can be applied for to support these children fully. The foundation curriculum is for children aged 3-5 years & therefore forms the children’s first year at school (reception). EYFS sets out a standard framework from birth to the end of reception. Year 1 will continue with the same principles of EYFS until the end of the autumn term.
(2) 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,...
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