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E1: Describe three different types of settings which provide care and education for children in your area.

Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School:
This is a statutory school set up and funded by the government. The governors within the school have a key role in managing the finances, recruitment and ensuring Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School provide a high level of education for all it's pupils. The school encourages academic, social and emotional development.

Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School:
Is a voluntary aided school which provides a balanced education for children with a range of abilities. The school assesses and reviews progress towards the child's individual targets. The targets ensure the child meets their individual needs. To support children with special educational needs the school has an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This allows the child to have class-based support from teachers.

Sunflowers Nursery School:
Is a private nursery. The nursery has a well resourced environment, providing a range of stimulating and well planned activities which are both inside and outside. All of this allows the nursery to meet the child's individual needs and supports their interests.

“Sunflowers Nursery School is Ofsted registered to care for children from birth to five years and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) standards and curriculum”. (http://www.sunflowersmilenurserys.co.uk/) E2: Describe how each of the types of settings identified in E1 aims to support children and their families. Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School:

“To support and value our pupils and their families, with equal opportunities for all”. (Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School brochure). Each half term parents receive a newsletter containing general information and important dates. Also the class teacher will inform the parents of any curriculum information. They communicate regularly with parents or carers to keep them informed about what is going on in school and provide progress reports regarding their child. The school offers opportunities for all parents and carers to be involved in the daily life at the school.

Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School:

“An information evening on Numeracy and target setting, Parents' evenings, termly curriculum letters and target letters have been used to inform parents of learning and progress. Parents are given the opportunity to visit their children at work in class.” (http://schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk/9253347/school-profile/ )

The Primary school sends out a questionnaire to parents to seek their views on the school. They invite all parents and parishioners to class assemblies. This way the parents are included in the children's daily life at school. Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary are aware of the importance of the parents role in the home and school relationships.

Sunflowers Nursery School

Sunflowers Nursery School provides a safe, welcoming, clean and well resourced environment for children and parents. The nursery involves all parents by allowing them to come into the nursery and help out in a group on a regular basis. This gives the opportunity for parents to see what happens at school and to reflect on their child's development. Also it allows an opportunity for children to see their parents or carers in a new role.

E3: Describe the main legislation in your country that supports the rights of children

The Humans Rights Act 2000 supports the rights of children as it states that everybody has the right to an effective education. However the rights to an effective education does not give parents or children the right to learn whatever or wherever they want. Also The Humans Rights Act 2000 allows parents to have the right to ensure that their religion and philosophy beliefs are respected during the children's education. Although their religion and philosophy should be respected, this is not an absolute right. This is...
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