Teacher Assitant Assignment 1

According to Burnham, Louise and Brenda Baker (2011): ‘’ As part of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006, it became an entitlement of all 3-and 4-year-olds in England to receive a free part-tie early years education of up to 12.5 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. The government funds local authorities to ensure that every child receives up to two years of free education before reaching school age. Parents do not need to contribute to this, but will be charged fees for any additional hours the child receives.’’ So early years in school support very young children, it is a distinction in the UK that children can learn through play rather than more formal education.
If you didn’t work with this age group ‘’ you should have some understanding of the early years curriculum and the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage or the requirements of your home country’’ and also you may need additional training.
According   https://www.gov.uk/free-early-education ,,All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education or childcare each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible. The free early education and childcare can be at:
Sure start centers: From birth to childhood, these groups work with families to provide information and advice on childcare, family health, parenting, money, training and development.  
Pre-school playgroups: These groups accept children aged between 2-5 years old and these are short sessions where children stay and play with children there own age.  
Day nurseries: A social welfare establishment where children are supervised from the hours of when the parent/s will return to work. This is voluntary or a business run environment and creates activity and care for children aged 0-5 years.
Child minders: A home run business, where they can hold up to 8 children, allowing 3 children to be under the age of 5, 2 to be above the age of 5. This can be any...