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Child Care provision in the United Kingdom in 2013 0 to 8 yrs. PRAGUE – 9 th /10 th December John White – Executive Director – PISCES wm. About PISCESwm c.i.c. P artnerships Committed to working together I n S ocial and C ommunty E nterprise in

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Child Care provision in the United Kingdom in 2013 0 to 8 yrs

  • PRAGUE – 9th/10th December

  • John White – Executive Director – PISCES wm


About PISCESwmc.i.c.

Partnerships Committed to working together

In

Social and

Communty

Enterprise in

Social Care Always looking for progress

Skills for Life


What Services are available for children under 8 and their families outside their homes

  • Children and Family Centres –run by NGOs and Local Authorities

  • Nurseries for 0-5 - run by NGOs, Local Authorities and Private including Companies

  • Playgroups and Crèches – usually run by NGOs – often parent lead and part time

  • Child Minding i.e Individual caring for one or more children in their own home

  • Pre School and School


Services available for Families in their own homes

  • Midwife Services – Pre and after birth of child – 2 years

  • Health Visiting Services - after Birth and throughout childhood – usually linked to Child Health and General Practitioner Services including Health Clinics

  • General practitioners

  • Social Services to cover Child protection issues


Staff and Qualifications- General

Owners/Managers may not need to be qualified in Child care and unqualified staff can be used in certain roles BUT

  • Every person coming into contact with children unsupervised MUST be checked through the

    DISCLOSURE and BARRING SERVICE – previously Criminal Records Bureau

  • Every facility is regualarly monitored and visited by OFSTED – Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills


Staff and Qualifications - Specific

Staff Ratios

Up to 2 Years Old

2-3

3-5

1 Staff to 3 Children

1 Staff to 5 Children

1 Staff to 8 Children


Types of Staff employed in Children's and Family centres and Day Nurseries 1

  • Nursery and Playgroup Assistants who largely work under Supervision

  • Qualifications preferred – NVQ’s ( National Vocational Qualifications)

    Early Years Care and Education – Level 2

  • For Staff who largely work without Supervision NVQ Level 3

  • Playwork Assistants Under Supervision – NVQ2 in Play Work

  • Unsupervised - NVQ3 in Play Work


Types of Staff and Qualifications 2

PREPARATORY COURSES

NNEB – City and Guilds Programme – 2 Years College based

BTEC Certificate in Children Care , Learning and education

ADVANCED COURSES

NVQ – Level 4 for staff supervising several out of school servcesi.e Holiday Play Schemes

NVQ – Level 5 – Several management options

Teaching Assistant – Level 3


Roles and Qualifications 3

  • Teaching Assistants NVQ 4/5

  • Teachers – Degree in Education

  • Managers – NVQ 5 and above including degrees

  • Social Workers- Degree in Social Work

  • Nurses – Degrees in Nursing

  • Midwives and Health Visitors – Additional Qualifications

  • ALL GOVERNED BY National Professional Standards Committees


Additional Training and Safeguards

  • The Management Body of every Service has a responsibility to provide additional training on

  • Health and Safety

  • First Aid

  • Equality of opportunity and should also provide and make publicly available a Policy Document including at least 35 separate items –Example to be provided


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