Hi All, this is probably a silly question but I have looked online and just wanted to speak to some real people about it. I was planning to do the Early Years Teacher Training after I complete my Early Childhood degree as I thought this meant you could be a nursery teacher at a state school, but it seems this isn't the case, and you can just be an EYT in some academies/free schools. If I wanted to be an Early Years teacher in a state primary, is the teacher training one generic one you do, no matter what age group you'll teach or is it dependent on EY/Primary/Secondary? Thanks.
It's possible to do primary teacher training whilst based in a reception or nursery class. I was based in Reception for my own training many years ago, and have hosted several teachers doing PGCEs whilst a teacher in both nursery and reception. I've been in Year 6 for the past 6 years (and love it!).