Essay about Unit 1 Cache Level 3 in Childcare and Education

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E1/E2 - Three different types of settings which provide care and education for children in the Birmingham area

Primary School
A primary school is a statutory sector which is funded by the government through payment of taxes. By law, this service must be made available to young children in the UK. The targeted age of children that attend Primary school ranges from 5 to 11 years of age. A Primary school is a structured environment which helps support young children to develop and perfect basic skills needed in life; some of which are: reading, writing, and social skills. Primary School starts at 9am and ends at 3:30pm depending on a breakfast or after school clubs.
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There are four main Legislation that deal with children’s welfare within the Birmingham City that supports the rights of children and these Legislations are:

Children Act 1989- (Partnership with parents is crucial)

The Children Act 1989 introduced “parental responsibility” not just parental rights so therefore statutory services like schools and nurseries must include “Partnership with Parents” Within my setting and by the Children Act 1989 that came in to force in England and Wales in 1991 it is important for the practitioner to be in partnership with parents.

This is to ensure that the needs, interest and decisions of the child comes first and are being met. Also, it is by law that parents be responsible and knows everything about their child when they are away from them or home.

This can be done by having a two way relationship with parents for example parent’s evenings, this is when staff discusses children’s progress open days so parents can come in be welcomed and look around their child’s school or nursery. There can be coffee mornings, sharing information or just giving feedback to parents when they pick their child up from school at the end of the day.

The welfare of the child is paramount and that is why partnership with parents is crucial. Many schools and nurseries also have bi-lingual staff for children who do not speak English fluently so that the parents are fully aware of what is going on in a school at
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