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Schools as Organisations. Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education.

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´╗┐Schools as Organisations Summarise entitlement and provision for early year?s education. Since 2004 all children in the UK aged three and four years old have been entitled to free places at nursery or another preschool setting (including child-minders). From 1st September 2010 the Government extended these hours from 12.5 to 15 hours for up to 38 weeks of the year. The free entitlement 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 day care. (Ref www.direct.gov.uk) Almost 1,000 two-year-olds are to benefit from free childcare a year early, after it was decided to bring forward trials in 10 areas in England to this September 2012 the government has announced. They unveiled the changes to introduce greater flexibility to allow more parents to take advantage of the scheme ? already used by more than 800,000 three- and four-year-olds. It is intended that 150,000 of the most disadvantaged two-year-olds will receive up to 15 hours a week of free preschool education from September 2013, rising to 260,000 in 2014. (Ref www.guardian.co.uk) 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. They follow the early year?s curriculum. The EYFS differs from Key Stage 1 it?s based on learning through play rather than formal education. ? Preschools and playgroups: Usually run by voluntary groups providing part-time play and early learning for the under-fives. ...read more.

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of behaviour, both in their dealings with children who attend the school and amongst colleagues, as their own example has a momentous influence on the children. Good associations and strong collaborations between adults will encourage the good behaviour in children. All adults within the school should aim to create an optimistic and positive environment that holds high but reasonable expectations of every child who attends the school, emphasise the significance of being respected as an individual within the school. Encourage, through example, truthfulness and politeness while encouraging children to have relationships based on fairness, kindness and understanding of the needs of the other children within the school. Evaluate methods of communicating a school ethos, mission, aims and values. The ethos and mission of a school is often referred to as the same thing, however, they are both very different. The mission of a school is based upon what the school intends to achieve in a more physical and academicals way as set out by the head teacher. This is often seen as a motto and slogan as you enter a school. The Ethos of a school is more related to the beliefs and feelings of a school. The Ethos of the school should be recognisable when entering the school environment as it is part of the nature and daily practice of the staff and pupils who work there. The ethos is set out for the whole school to be aware of and is reinforced through daily activities. It enforces that children?s safety is paramount and with the purpose of children are at the centre of everything. The aims of the school are set out by the head teacher in partnership with the parents, staff and the community which should provide all members of the school community with a safe and respected environment which is paramount in obtaining a successful learning environment. The aims for the children at Little Sutton Primary School are to increase each pupils understanding of the world around them and to ...read more.

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National health services work closely with schools, routine in school screening or one to one i.e. speech therapist. Promote healthy eating/exercise. Fit for life initiative. There are many different services which will work with and within the school setting; these may be employed by the national health services and the primary care trust. This will include. ï¶ Speech therapists. ï¶ Occupational therapists. ï¶ Physiotherapists. The Children’s Legal Centre The Children’s Legal Centre is an independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. It is committed to promoting children’s rights in the UK and worldwide. The Children’s Legal Centre works to ensure that children’s interests are represented at every level of the legal process and in the production of legislation. Part of their work is the Migrant Children’s Project. This aims to ensure that refugee, asylum seeking and migrant children are able to obtain the services and assistance to which they are legally entitled. CLC provides detailed advice on their rights and entitlements and on the impact of immigration law on services to children. Family Fund The Family Fund is a registered charity covering the UK and is funded by the governments of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They are the largest independent grant-giving organisation helping low-income families for a severely disabled child. They support families by providing grants that relate to the needs of their disabled child or young person. In 2009 – 10, the Fund distributed £32.8 million to over 55,000 families. They give grants for things that make life easier and more enjoyable for the disabled child, young person and their family, such as washing machines, driving lessons, computers and holidays. National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries The National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries (NATLL) was founded in 1972 and is the national body for toy and leisure libraries in the UK. They use the campaign title “Play Matters”. They aim to create and support high quality play opportunities throughout the UK by providing advice and support, training, toy appraisal and information and ideas. ...read more.

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