Sarah Wells PIN 30284926 TDA 3.2
As part of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006, every three and four year old in England receives free part-time early years education for 38 weeks a year, for 15 hours a weeks. These 15 hours can be shared amongst different places for childcare. The government funds the local authorities to ensure every child can receive up to two years free education before reaching school age. There are many different places where children can access these hours of education, but are all very slightly different. Nursery schools or Pre-schools are staffed by teachers and assistants who provide a non-compulsory phase of education suitable for children in the year before they immediately go to primary schools, these are often attached to a primary school. Day nurseries are usually privately run and provide care for children aged six weeks to five years old. All day nurseries must be registered and annually inspected by Social Services. Day nurseries must compile with strict staff to children ratio, dependent upon the child’s age. Day nurseries are usually open from 8am to 6pm and care is usually available all year round. Sure Start children’s centers work with parents from birth, providing early year’s education for children. Children can access full days care or short-time care. Parenting advice, health and family support can be accessed as well as training and employment advice from the sure start centers. The core purpose of sure start centers is to improve outcomes for young children and their families, with focus on those in greatest need. Some parents chose...
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