Task 1: d1 and d2
D1: under 5’s I have decided to write about Sure Start. This is a statutory provision that has to be there provided by law, this is free of charge and brings different support agencies together to meet family’s needs. This brings together families from different backgrounds and benefits the community. Sure Start usually has an on-site nursery and opens 48 weeks of the year between 08.00 and 18.00, Monday to Friday. These facilities are usually found in low income areas where families need extra support with things like childcare, breast feeding, baby massage, teenage mums group. Expert advice is also available from other agencies such as citizen’s advice, housing benefit, stopping smoking and health visitors. I got this information of the sure start website. D1: 5-7 years
Another statutory provision provided for children aged between 5-7 years is a primary school. Statutory school has to be provided by law, which is free of charge. They follow the Early Years Foundation and the National Curriculum. Primary school usually open between 8-45am untill around 3-15 pm. School is there to give education and help improve math’s, literacy, writing skills and phonics. Physical education need to be included at primary school by law. D2: under 5’s
I have decided to write about drop in play sessions, this is a non-statutory provision which does not need to be provided by law; they are there because it’s a business to make profit. The purpose of these are to allow children to meet other children and to make friends and also allow children to play with a variety of toys and equipment(level 2 child care and Education book). Some places may offer advice to parent and support them as well. This also gives parent a chance to meet other parents. For a example Barneys Play Barn, opening times Sunday to Thursday Barneys open from 9-30am – 6pm and Friday- Saturday 9-30 am till 6-30pm. Prices at Barneys are £2.90 for under 6’s unlimited play, siblings under one...
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