Know the Structure of Education from Early Years to Post-Compulsory Education

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is responsible for setting standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old. The provision and entitlement for Early Years education, stems from the Childcare Act 2006. Under this Childcare Act, every three and four-year-old in England is entitled to up to fifteen hours of free education per thirty-eight weeks of the year.
A child's progress will be reviewed when they are between two and three by an early year’s practitioner or health visitor. Their class teacher will then assess them again at the end of school year when they turn five.
The provisions at which the child can access the free fifteen hours vary greatly. These can include reception and nursery classes in maintained and independent schools. Day nurseries and childminders are also included. Other settings that the Early Years Foundation Stage applies to are both after school and breakfast clubs, holiday play schemes and Sure Start Children's Centres.
All childcare providers are obliged to register under the Children's Act in order to operate legally. To become and remain registered they must comply with the welfare requirements, and the learning and development requirements for the above settings in England.
There are four main types of state schools in the United Kingdom. Community schools ran by the local authority, who employ school staff, own land, buildings and sets entrance criteria.
Secondly are Foundation and Trust schools. Run by a governing body, they employ staff and set entrance criteria. Trust schools are similar but run together with an outside body. This is usually a business or charity which has formed an educational trust.
Voluntary-aided schools are religious or faith schools. The Governing body runs as above.
Lastly, Voluntary-controlled schools are a cross between community schools and voluntary-aided schools.
Academies are independently managed schools set up by sponsors from...