Nvq 3 Unit 302 - All

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Unit 302. 1.1

Summarise entitlement and provision for early years.

In 2006 all 3/4 year olds were entitled to up to 12.5 hours a week during term time free early years education. This was increased to 15 hours a week in September 2011.
There are free pre-schools which are run by the local authorities that children can attend for 3 hours a day once they have turned 3 or if children are already in a day nursery then they will have 15 hours a week deducted off their bill the term after the child turns 3. The day nursery has to follow the strict guidelines set out by Every Child Matters and Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as do the local authority pre-schools.
The main aim for the early years settings is for children to learn
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The SEN also has to collate and update all paperwork relating to a SEN child.
A child with a statement needs to have a yearly annual review that the SENCO needs to organise. The meeting needs to be with the class teacher, any TA involved with the child, The SENCO, any therapists involved in the child’s schooling, the child’s parents and if English is a second language then a translator may need to be organised and sometimes a school governor may also want to be involved.
When the child moves to secondary school then a transition meeting also needs to be held with the same people involved in the annual review needs to be involved as well as the new school SENCO and maybe the new class teacher.

The FSM is responsible for the reception class(es) and if attached to the school – then the pre-school. They need to ensure correct procedures are in place to follow the EYFS. All staff should be fully trained and are keeping appropriate observations and recording them correctly. All assessments should be correctly and all records should be kept up to date.

D) Teachers

The role of a teacher is to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. They need to follow the National Curriculum and do all the planning and preparation for their class.
They are responsible for all other staff that work with them in