I spent the last 6 months working part-time in a cafe as my previous self-employment went bust
That employment was running a nursery for 13 years (employing up to 8 staff) but officially as I ran a childminding setting I was a childminder
My degree is in Systems Analysis & Change Management - but it's an OU ordinary degree not an honours (I got in in 2008) I have an EYP (level 7), Childcare level 3, Line management level 3, low grade A levels and 7 O levels
I'd like something with a bit of thinking in it now I have "got over" the nursery closing
But 'big' jobs look for experience I don't have and 'smaller' jobs involve only my practical skills - I don't want to work with children but Project management and stuff like that I'm not experienced enough for
Some hiring managers prefer to hire people who are not 'institutionalised' by having worked in project management for decades. You may find that having experience in a completely different field is actually desirable and still has a lot of the same transferable skills. To them you will be bringing diversity and a fresh perspective to the team.