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Entitlement And Provision For Early Years Education

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Unit 4.

Assessment Criteria 4.1.1.
Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education.

There are many different entitlements and provisions established for early years education.
Nursery schools, pre schools, and playgroups all provide learning and play activities, family support, early intervention and childcare for all children under the age of five years old.
Nursery schools are predominantly attached to a Surestart centre, which work with children and parents providing education for both, full day care provision, parenting advice, and health and family support, or to a primary school. Where as pre schools and playgroups are normally privately owned and operated, offering childcare, play and education activities.
Since 2004 all children in the UK aged 3 and 4 years old have been entitled to free places at nurseries and pre-school and even under the care of a childminder for up to 12.5 hours per week, this provision was increased to 15 hours per week from 2010.Day nurseries also offer the same provisions for early years education, but are usually run within a business, or by a voluntary group.
Free entitlement and provision provides universal access for all to early years education, play activities, and childcare, which are all extremely beneficial to children and their short and long term educational, social, and behavioural development.

Assessment Criteria 4.1.2.
Explain the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational
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