Schools as Organisations

School and organisation.

Entitlement and provisions for early year education.

Since 2004 all children in the UK aged three and four years old have been entitled to free places at nursery and other pre-school settings including child-minders. At this time they were given 12.5 hours for up to 38 weeks of the year but the government extended this to 15 hours in Sept 2010. This provides early childhood education and care, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to benefit from an early education.
There are different types of child care options available for 0-5 year old, these include:-

Sure Start Children’s Centres

Working with parents right from the birth of their child, providing early years education for children, full day care, short-term care, health and family support, parenting advice as well as training and employment advice.
I my self attended one of these centres for two years with my very young daughter. She attended a play group there while I attended further educational courses which took place within the centre.

Day nurseries

Often based in work places and run by business or voluntary groups providing care and learning activities for children from birth to five years

Nursery schools.

Provides early learning and childcare for children between three and five years old. They are often based at Sure Start Centres or linked to a primary school.

Pre schools and playgroups.

These are usually ran by voluntary groups, providing part time play and early learning for under fives.

Child minders

They look after children under 12 years old in the childminders own home.


Care for children in the child’s own home and the children can be of any age.

Different schools in educational stages.

There are many different types of schools in the education sector, state schools as well as independent ones.
Education can start at an early age, on to primary school then secondary and on to college and...