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Career Advice Please!!

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Calling all teachers/ education practitioners!

Have completed a uni degree in Primary Teaching but do not now want to go into primary teaching.

Have been for an interview today at a local nursery and its fantastic 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. It's just that its so different to everything I know for a variety of reasons. I have never worked with the EYFS document, nor really children under 5. The methods and learning techniques used are so different to normal teaching practice I need to rapidly adjust my style to fit in.

How can I best adapt myself to suit a role where I must become an all-knowing oasis of calm when most of the practice I've seen is shouty and chaotic! I need to change my instincts so that I am not going to immediately raise my voice etc when thats what I've been taught!

I want this job so badly- how they are is exactly how I WANT to be, I just need to feel confident that I can do it!

Any early years experts?
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
If you dont get the job,I think there is a teachers vacancy at a school in mansfield,bring a dumbell though
#2
I know a couple of schools in SE London are looking for teachers...especially after two from the school got stabbed by students and have since left...again bring a stab vest.
#3
The EYFS is available on line. There is a statutory and nonstutory guidance book for each.
Most EY providers follow this.
I think if you can it would be a good idea to visit different nurseries and FS bases, try to work as a volunteer as it will give you a real insight into practice. It is a very different way of working to 'whole class' It may also be worth you looking into undertaking 'The Early Years Pofessional Status' course for which under the present Government every EY provider should have at least 1 person qualified to that level. by 2015. As you already have a degree you could take a fast track route.
Nursey work is not usually as well paid as teaching except in the FS at a school.

Hope this helps, have a couple of websites I will try and find that may be of use. pm me any other q's.

May also be worth looking to work in a children's centre.
#4
Thanks for that advice. Im currently working in retail full time, and the owner has asked me to go in for a couple of hours on Tuesday so unfortunately lacking in time to gain insight in other nurseries. I'll attack teacher's tv and go on the eyfs online. The EYPS was mentioned today-the owner would like to send some staff on the course so if I get the job I may well be able to do that.
Thanks again, I would appreciate any other sites you do come across thanks, xx


kt21
The EYFS is available on line. There is a statutory and nonstutory guidance book for each.
Most EY providers follow this.
I think if you can it would be a good idea to visit different nurseries and FS bases, try to work as a volunteer as it will give you a real insight into practice. It is a very different way of working to 'whole class' It may also be worth you looking into undertaking 'The Early Years Pofessional Status' course for which under the present Government every EY provider should have at least 1 person qualified to that level. by 2015. As you already have a degree you could take a fast track route.
Nursey work is not usually as well paid as teaching except in the FS at a school.

Hope this helps, have a couple of websites I will try and find that may be of use. pm me any other q's.

May also be worth looking to work in a children's centre.

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