An Introduction To Working With Children: How Settings Support Children And Families

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Eve Bailey

Unit 1 An introduction to working with children.

How settings support children and families

E1 - There are many different types of settings which provide care and education for children in my area.
A setting within the private sector is a private day nursery. This provides longer hours than a school setting because most parents work longer hours so they need support to look after their children why they are working. They provide Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is a legal document that every setting should follow. Private day nursery provides full day care and education for children as young as six weeks to pre- school. This allows children to have the opportunity to play and learn new skills just as having fun with other children within the private day setting. They also provide fully qualified/trained staff to care for the children within the setting to help the children with the their development and education and also for the child to feel safe and secure. A setting within the statutory sector is a primary school. It has a caring learning environment with qualified staff such as teachers and TA's (teaching assistant) that have a good knowledge of how children learn and all staff contributing together to help and support all children within the primary school. It is by law that all children attend primary school and high school to avoid their parents/guardians being sent to court. By attending primary school it allows children/young people to gain confidence to meet new people and make new friends and other people around them. A primary school provides English, Maths, Science & P.E to allow children to learn the different subjects and support in the areas that they need support in. A setting within the voluntary sector is a youth club, this is where young people/teenagers can go to enjoy and meet new friends. Youth clubs provide activities such as football, basketball, table tennis or video games. They do this to get the young people/teenagers of the streets and out of trouble. They also provide trips and outings which is good for the young people/teenagers as they can socialize with other children and participate in activities they couldn't their community. E2 – The private sector is a private day nursery. This supports children and their families in many ways such as, ongoing services for children to have special care, for the children to be able to have fun and play with other children within the setting and also support children’s development why their parent/guardian maybe at work or college if they was a young mum. Private nurseries are at a cost because your child is their for a longer period of time. Also they give children goals and achievements to do during the hours they are at private day nursery, this will benefit the child because he/she is learning how to follow instructions and also how to achieve their aims and targets. Private day nurseries are regularly inspected to make sure they are up to standard and the health and safety is maintained throughout the building including the children. If your child is at a private day nursery they will have a key worker who will work and support them throughout the years at the private nursery. Their key worker also has a good relationship with their parents and this will help their parents because they will be kept up to date with everything that their child is achieving and also if their child has been naughty they will also be informed off the key worker.

The statutory sector is a primary school this supports children and their families in many ways such as, allowing a child to have free school meals or reducing the price of the school meals because their parent/guardian physically can not afford their school meals. When a primary school has parents evening it allows the child and their parents/guardians to know what the child's ability's are within the lessons at school. It also allows the parents to know what