The first statutory childcare setting I chosen is primary school. Primary school children are age’s between5-11. Schools exists because there is a law that states that all children should be educated from ages 5 to 16 years and this education is provided by the government if the school is public, for private school you have to pay fees. Primary schools follow Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum; primary schools follow the NC of key stage 1 and key stage 2. NC stands for National Curriculum and this means that a common programme of study in schools that is designed to ensure nationwide uniformity of content and standards in education. The children in primary schools learn through books, plays, activities and engaging in creative activities. Compulsory subjects that are taught in primary school are: English, maths, science, design and technology, history, geography, art and design, music, physical education, including swimming, information and communication technology. They must also provide religious education, but it’s not necessary. Primary school employees will usually ask you for GCSE grade C or above in Maths, English and Science, QTS is also one of the important thing you need to go in to teaching QTS stands for certified teacher status, which means that they went through a higher level of education and a training to become a teacher. You will also need a degree, usually a teaching degree if you are going to teach primary as that covers all areas of primary curriculum. School normally starts at 8:30 and finishes at 3:20 but it can be slightly different in different areas depending on where you live. It is compulsory for the parents/guardian to pick up their children till they are 10 years old. The second setting is a non-statutory provision which is a private nursery, this is an organization set up to provide health, education and social care for young children in a safe environment full of facilities you might not have at home and full trained teachers. This provision of learning before the commencement of statutory and obligatory education, usually between ages 2-5. The reason why this provision is non statutory is because you do not have to send your child to private nursery by law. This might be a good option to busy full time working parents or single parents that work and need help with looking after their kids. You can have different pre-school session’s morning to afternoon are usually from 8:00 – 12:00 or you can have an afternoon session which will be from 13:00 – 18:00 but you can also speak to the owners and set up the times that suit you. Children do various kinds of activities like learning their abc’s learning how to count, learn colours, most of this is based on a higher level. They go outside to play explore the nature, they also read books and learn how to draw. They have some free time to play. Some private nursery’s take on unqualified staff and help them gain either NVQ level 2 or level 3 in children’s care learning and development CCLD Children’s Care, Learning and Development. You need at least 1 year of work experience to do level3, you can do the course part time at any college, but you would need to be working at least 3 sessions per week in a setting, this could be voluntary or paid.
One agency who works with children is social services. This is a statutory service, organised at a local level. Their job is to form a relationship with people and assist them to live more successfully with the local community. Social Services are a professional agency who keeps academic discipline to improve quality of life and well-being. They not only include personal help but also things like health care, public housing and social security. Social services main responsibility as a local agency is to provide range of care support and safeguard for children and families. This will include help families...
Bibliography: Carolyn Meggitt childcare and education level 2 book, my work book, websites like Wikipedia and dictionary like thesaurus.
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