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early years qualification help

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momwhereismy Sun 09-Mar-14 09:40:05

I am currently working in Ireland in a Montessori. From Montessori in Ireland they go into first year of primary, technically the Montessori is reception year I have been working in childcare for 10 years. I have a Montessori diploma and currently studying fetac 6 childcare. Could you please let me know what this is equivalent to in UK qualifications as I will be relocating shortly.
Also there seems to be a different system in place in that the reception class is taught by primary teachers. What would my job description be when looking for employment? Am I to look for creche worker or playschool. Ive looked at nric but that's 60£ so I just want to ensure that I have right qualification before proceeding with it.
Sorry if wrong forum, first post but a lurker since penis beaker :-)

LIZS Sun 09-Mar-14 17:31:29

Think you are looking for an Early Years teacher or ta , which could include Reception or nursery/preschool.

momwhereismy Sun 09-Mar-14 22:33:19

Great thanks for reply. So is there private early years as well the reception class. Or is the playschool when they are 2/3

LIZS Mon 10-Mar-14 07:16:02

Independent schools sometimes have their own nursery/preschool and the majority of preschools not attached to a school or Children's Centre are privately owned whether as part of a daycare setting or standalone (ie. in church hall) for 2-5 year olds. There are of course also Montessori schools which start at preschool age.

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