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Summarise Entitlement and Provision for Early Years Education

  • Date Submitted: 09/20/2013 11:33 AM
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All children aged between 3 and 5 years old are entitled to 15 hours, 38 weeks a year of education. This can be in State schools (maintained), private, voluntary or independent (non-maintained) providers. If parents wish for extra hours, they will have to pay the remainder hours they need. Starting in September 2013, the government is starting to make provision for children from 2 years, for parents on income support, jobseekers, working tax credit and Immigration and Asylum Act. This is to enable disadvantaged children to take up their early education place. Local Authority will fund, but the establishment should have a report ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, by Ofsted. The Children Act 2006 and Every Child Matters regulates childcare in England, these are government policy, which aims to ensure that all services to children, i.e.   Education, health and safety and social services, work together to ensure the best outcomes for every child. Their aim is for every child, whatever their circumstances, have the right support they need, which are; Stay safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve. This leads to Ofsted regularly inspecting and evaluating all premises, enabling high quality standards of childcare and help them to gain their full potential. Hi Early years provision is set around the guidelines of the EYFS- Early Years Foundation Stage. This was revised in September 2012. They set out the statutory framework for learning, development and care of children from birth to five years. The Early Years Foundation Stage sets standards for all Early Childhood establishments, providers must meet all standards to ensure that children learn well and keep safe and healthy. There are three prime areas which are most essential for a child’s healthy development, these are; Communication and language, Physical and Personal development and Social and Emotional Development. This helps to promote teaching and learning and to ensure children are prepared for school,...


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