I am currently a childminder and love working in early years. I have a degree in eng lit 2:1 and would like to teach at primary level. I have toyed with the idea of doing the EYPS but ultimately I would like to teach in a school.
How do I find out which schools do teacher training? Or is the best way to go back to University and do my PGCE?
Also, I really do not know how I can get enough experience in a school as there are hardly ever any TA type positions that come up in the area. I know primary schooling is over-subscribed at the moment and not sure how to get my foot in the door without having to volunteer, as I need an income and cannot just work in a school for no income.
Sorry for my naivety - but I just do not know where to start as even on the PGCE courses they ask for 2 years experience in a school environment. May have to stick to childminding after all.
Thank you Pottering along. I could always contact the college and ask a bit more information as perhaps my 4 years experience in working with early years may count towards experience and I could always volunteer for a month or so.
whatsall, are you sure you didn't read it wrong? I took a look at the website for Bishop G. in Lincoln and it says "You will also need to gain a minimum of ten days' school experience in a mainstream UK Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 setting within the last two years before submitting your application." That's standard!
Thank you Bue - have mis-read it. 10 days is completely do-able! I think I will have to juggle some things round a bit and get some experience in school to make a firm decision on if this is the path for me. I certainly hope so!!