There are five main purposes to Early Years Education. These are to protect and safeguard, to educate, to identify and address needs, to encourage development and to raise awareness. In the service I have researched they will fulfil these five purposes in different ways. To protect and safeguard
All people involved in both education and care have a duty to protect a child’s safety they have a legal duty to report any safe guarding issues. For example, if a student went to a teachers classroom not smelling very nice, it’s the teachers right to talk to someone about their problems, to try and help them. To educate
Sure Start, Childminder, Infant school, Baptist Pre-school and Kingsley are all examples of education provisions. These provisions all have to follow the Early Years Foundation guidelines. This includes reading, numeracy, literacy and much more. If this didn’t happen when the infants go to schools like these then they wouldn’t be getting the duty of care they need and deserve. To identify and address needs
All qualified education providers need to be able to recognise different needs. Babysitters and Mother and Toddler groups do not participate in this section. Although family does. Family can still identify if there’s something wrong. For example, the grandparents could be looking after Ted, and realise that he has a squint, which would mean that he may need glasses. If services didn’t recognise that Ted had a squint then it could cause serious problems for Ted. To encourage development
Every service is able to provide encouragement for development. With Kingsley, Child-minder, Infant School, Baptist Pre-school and Sure Start, all the children have to follow a curriculum. This includes, reading to them and in some cases trying to teach them to read, although Baptist Pre-school, may encourage development, but the child is limited to 15 hours a week, which is enough hours that is needed for...