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Studying to be a nursery assistant. Advice!

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dominate Tue 21-Nov-17 00:38:04


I am a stay at home mother of 3. My youngest is 22mnths old. I'm 39 & I haven't been in employment for 8 years.

I'm thinking I'd like to look into my future regarding employment now. I've always wanted to work with kids but never had the confidence to take it further. Now I'm a mum I feel that I'm in a better place to start as I'm more confident.

I'm currently going through a separation with my husband so I don't have a lot of time to go and study. I couldn't ask him to look after the kids if I were to do an evening course.

Does anyone know if I can do an online course and gain experience during the week?

How/where would I start on this? I'm a bit petrified if I'm honest! Everything seems so daunting!

Thanks in advance

Tumbleweed101 Thu 23-Nov-17 06:32:20

If you’re looking for employment too then looking for an unqualified position and then training while in employment is an option and this is how I got my level 3.

Your local college may have more options. I think with all the courses I’ve known you will need to do work experience too. If you’re needing to do that voluntary if you do a course outside of employment you’d be best to contact local nurseries. You’ll need a DBS but I’m sure most would be glad for extra pairs of hands.

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