Unit 1 Childcare and Education

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Unit 1 – An Introduction to Working with Children
E1 Describe THREE (3) different types of settings which provide care and education for children in your area. This must include ONE (1) example from the • Statutory sector.
• Voluntary sector.
• Private sector
E2 Describe how EACH of the types of settings identified in E1 aims to support children and their families. There are 3 different types of settings which provide care and education for children. These are split into 3 different sectors Statutory, Private and Voluntary. Statutory which is provided by the government and there are normally laws which mean they have to be provided. This is can be in the role of a school like Stanley Green First School. They aim to support children though after school activities, extra help in classes if a child needs more support. They work with the adults through meet the teacher evenings so the parents can meet their child’s teacher, workshops so parents can learn what the children are learning in school, this supports both the child and parents as it means the parent can help the child at home. (Stanley Green First School, 2011) Volunteer which are provided by charities and are normally run by volunteers. These are non-profit groups and all profits made are put towards better equipment. The Boys Brigade are a charity organisation and run on the donations given. They support children though a safe environment for them to develop emotionally and physically. The activities they do support each child’s ability and or disability, they aim to develop a structure of self-esteem through earning badges. Parents are asked to help their children develop in The Boys Brigade and become better citizens. ( The Boys Brigade, 2011) Private companies are out to make a profit and a there is normally a high fee to pay just to attend that place. Buckholme towers is a private school that you have to pay a fee to attend. The school supports children through its small classes which allows the teachers to see if any one child needs a specific arrangement, for example a teacher would see if a child is falling behind in class and can respond to this quickly so they can work with the parents and make a Individual Education Plan. (www.buckholmetowers.co.uk/index.phpcon=sub_learning_support&sub=1&parent_con=curriculum, 2011)

E3 Describe the mail legislation in your country that supports the rights of children. The main legislation that supports the rights of children is the Childcare Act 2006. This talks about single working parents or those who have children who are disabled have the access to a childcare setting, parents can access all information they may need as a parent, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and a framework focusing on raising quality of childcare. The first point is states that the local authorities must give parents who wish to work, carry on work or wants to carry on education or go onto further education a suitable place for the child to be looked after whether that is in a Day Nursery or a Child Minder. (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/TaxCredits/Gettingstarted/whoqualifies/Childrenandtaxcredits/DG_177784, 2011 )

Secondly parents must have access to all the information they may need as a parent. Whether that maybe how to put a child to bed safely or what they can claim in benefits for their children. There is a website that allows parents to find everything they need from the birth of their child to there teen years. (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/index.htm , 2011)

The EYFS is a pack that has all the things required for a childcare setting to help a child learn, develop and the care needed for them. The EYFS is aimed to help children from birth through to the age of 5. This also means that children in reception at school the teachers have to use this to aid their teaching.

Lastly the framework has been updated and is part of the EYFS. It is centered around the learning of the child and the...
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