Schools as organisations
1.1 Identify the main types of state and independent schools
LA nurseries, private day nurseries, childminders, playgroups.
Primary school state and independent, secondary schools state and independent, Academies
Sixth form, College, university
1.2 Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage and school governance
Local Authority Nurseries
* Usually cater for children aged 3-5yrs, can be attached to a primary school or children’s centre. Usually open term time only. Hrs of 9 – 3.30pm. * Follows the EYFS (early year’s foundation stage). Framework to support a child’s development and learning from birth to 5ys.
State funded through the LA for children 3-5yrs, 15hrs per week, 38 weeks per yr. * Regulated by OFSTED Early years (office for standards in education). * Parents can pay fees if they require more than 15hrs per week. * Ideal for parents/carers who do not require full time childcare. 15 free hrs per week used to get their child interacting with other children and to build confidence and routine ready for starting primary school.
Private Day Nurseries
* Cater for children from birth – 5yrs. Open from 7.30-6pm, 51wks per year * Follow the EYFS – early learning goals expected to be achieved by the end of reception class: Include personal, social and emotional development, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy, knowledge and understanding of the world, physical and creative development. * Funded by parents paying fees, although 3 and 4 yr olds receive funding shared between the DfE (central government) and the LA for 15hrs per week, 38 wks per yr.
* Some private nurseries have a minimum number of hrs a child can attend, as they are run as a business. * Ideal for working parents who need childcare from birth for working day hrs, for the majority of the