Tma 01

Myself, my setting and my roles and responsibilities
Part 1
The setting, where I am doing my voluntary hours is large and expanding primary school for children aged 3-11 years old. I am located in a nursery class and I work with children who are 3-4 years old. We have a total number of 50 children; they come to school in two groups, morning and afternoon. Nursery school where I work serves a culturally diverse community where most pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and English is spoken as an additional language.
Historically, in England, there was little government intervention in preschool provision, in curriculum and in curriculum implementation. Changes that did happen where social and political rather than educational concerns.(Book 1,Study topic 1 pg.16)
Margaret and Rachel McMillan, two sisters who fought for education of young children where key influences, in the United Kingdom, emphasising physical care and development. Among theme where other very important pioneers whose influences is still evident in early years today including Maria Montessori and Rudolph Steiner.(Website: Figures of Education)
Recently, in order to raise standards and improve the quality of early childhood institutions, government intervention in early year’s education has increased significantly. Early years education has become a key feature of national policy in the UK as government, local authorities and schools try to find ways of making a difference to the lives of young children and their families.(
The government has determined that local authorities in England must increase the amount of free nursery provision for 3-4 year old. Each child should be entitled with free care of 15 hours per week over a minimum of 38 weeks. The guidance applies to schools in England only. Children in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland start school at different ages and different policy and practices exits in these countries for education and care of   3-4 year old...