Unit 6 - School as an Organisation

Unit 6 – School as an Organisations
By Reem Abraham

The entitlement and provision for for early years education (1.1)
Government provides funding for all three and four year old children, starting from the funding period after their third birthday until they start school (usually at statutory school age – the term following their fifth birthday), to attend an Ofsted registered early years and childcare setting. Such settings include pre-schools, nurseries, certain childminders, school nursery classes and nursery schools.
Since 2004 all children in the UK can receive Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) starting from the funding period after their 3rd birthday until they either start in a local authority school reception class, or reach compulsory school age (which is the funding period after their 5th birthday).The free entitlement for all 3 and 4 year olds is 15 hours a week over a minimum of 38 weeks a year and is not compulsory. It provides universal access to early childhood education and care, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to benefit from early years education. The extended hours also supports parents who wish to go back to work or develop their careers through further education by providing affordable daycares.
There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these include:
• Sure Start Children’s Centre: Working with parent’s 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.
• Nursery schools: Provide early learning and childcare for children between three and five years old. They are often based at Sure Start Children’s Centres or linked to a primary school.
• Preschools and playgroups: Usually run by voluntary groups providing part-time play and early learning for the under fives. Three and four year olds can get their 15 hours of weekly free...