An Introduction to working with children
E1 – Describe three different types of settings which provide care and education for children in your area.
There are three types of settings that provide education and also care for children these are called the Statutory Sector, Voluntary Sector and the Private Sector. They all have specific jobs/roles, each providing services aimed at different people.
A Statutory setting is provided by the government and has to be available for children to attend by law. This means that they have passed the legislation, which requires government or local authorities to open them. It is the duty of the Secretary of State to make sure that statutory services are provided. Secondary schools, these setting are funded by taxes. This school has a supportive governing body consisting of parents and staff, and it provides free education services.
Voluntary settings provided to organisations such as charities. They rely on most of or all of their funding from donations. They are also staffed mainly by volunteers. This setting does not make any profit because any spare income goes towards their specific charity. The Brownies programme helps to develop confidence and allows children to learn new skills without making profit.
Private settings make a profit from providing their services. They are inspected regularly to ensure that the health and safety standards of the service are maintained for the safety of the children. An example of a private setting is a private day nursery. The nurseries main focuses are the children as a main priority, policies and health and safety.
E2 – Describe how each of the types of settings identified in E1 aims and supports children and their families.
The Voluntary setting helps children and families by providing a service for children to attend. The service usually costs a small fund and all the profits go
References: (Tassoni, 2007, page. 217) Working in partnership with parents is also important because they are the children’s first educators and also their carers, so therefore their views and opinions should be taken into consideration and valued (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability_Discrimination_Act_1995) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_Child_Matters)