Mammyloveswine · 24/09/2018 15:31
I'm currently a primary school teacher, my degree specialised in the early years. Over recent years I have set up our school playgroup and been responsible for overseeing the nursery and playgroup provision. During this time, I have had several students studying childcare who have struggled with their placements, I have supported them the best i can and spoken with tutors. Anyway, since having my children ive been thinking more about moving to teach childcare, either in secondary schools or collage. However, I wouldn't even know where to start! Can anyone advise? Presumably I'd need additional qualifications for collage but can teach up to age 16 at the heads discretion with my QTS?
Mammyloveswine · 25/09/2018 17:18
Anyone? Any childcare teachers out there who can give me an insight?
tissuesosoft · 25/09/2018 17:23
The teachers who taught secondary where I worked also taught another subject, usually in social sciences.
Whynotnowbaby · 25/09/2018 17:24
We used to teach child development at GCSE but it is no longer available since the government’s qualification reforms. We no longer teach it at all as all focus is on getting the all important progress 8 qualifications (even though it would be far more useful in the long term to some of our pupils). I imagine you would have more luck in a college but I would suggest you need to contact local colleges directly about what they offer and their requirements from their staff (you may also chance upon someone looking for exactly what you are able to offer at the same time!)
Sundayblues13 · 25/09/2018 17:30
You could have a look at doing a PETALS qualification this allows you to teach adults , so could become an NVQ teacher x
spinn · 25/09/2018 17:45
Your pgce means you can teach adults and kids. You don't need any more.
However limited jobs in fe at the moment - you'd have to be a sessional I build up your experience initially a drop the local colleges and council adult ed teams your cv and availability and they may offer you some evening hours initially.
You'd be looking mostly at teaching cache type qualifications - worth looking at their qualifications in the teacher section of specification to confirm if you need an assessor qual as well
HSMMaCM · 25/09/2018 20:59
The childcare teacher at DD's school also taught home economics.
Mammyloveswine · 26/09/2018 22:40
Thanks everyone! Will start doing some research!
BackforGood · 26/09/2018 23:29
As a qualified teacher, you won't need a different qualification.
My friend who is a Primary school teacher - took a job a few years ago doing exactly that as they valued her EYs experience.
I will say she resigned from it, not very long into the jobs as she was so frustrated about the fact the had to 'pass' everybody on the course, regardless of their abilities and skills. she was incredibly frustrated that it was more important to keep the numbers on the course, rather than to ensure future childcare staff all have the skills and ability needed to do such an important and valuable job.
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