Currently not working due to relocation. My main prior work experience is as a housing officer/community outreach worker.
I have nine month old twins and will be looking to go back to work once they are a year old. I had zero direct experience of babies/children before having them and I’ve discovered how much I love being around children and how fascinating I find child development etc.
I would love to retrain for a career in the childcare sector but I’m unsure where to start or even if I’m too old at forty? Has anyone out there had a similar career change slightly later in life? Would love to hear from you if so
I assume you're not that old if you have just had twins! I think you are not too old to train, you will need support for when you have to study, do you have people who will look after them? I know lots of young people studying childcare but I would much rather have a mum or someone older to look after them.