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Dear Anybody: 5-11 NQT applying for EYFS jobs..?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Lilybett, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. That's it, really. I trained for 5-11; would applying for EYFS jobs just be a waste of time? The only experience I have of teaching EYFS is as a supply teacher. Any advice much appreciated xx
     
  2. That's it, really. I trained for 5-11; would applying for EYFS jobs just be a waste of time? The only experience I have of teaching EYFS is as a supply teacher. Any advice much appreciated xx
     
  3. Hi Lilybett,
    I trained in primary also but my specialism is early years. I would think you'd need more further knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and its curriculum...supply work in the EYFS wouldn't cover it much and won't make your application 'wow' as most vacancies do state if it is for EYFS, that the teacher should have 'broad knowledge and understanding of the EYFS', unless of course you've done long term supply in the EYFS.
    Hope that helps.
     
  4. Go for it!!
    I trained 5-11 (and just finshed my NQT in KS2) and was offered a FSU job this Monday - so it does happen!
    I had NO experience of teaching younger than Year 2 but I researched and read as much as I could so I could answer questions such as the benefits of child inititated play and what the FS profile means to me. Helps that the more I learnt the more excited to have a go I was and this came over in the interview.
    To get the interview I made it clear how my skills were transferable and then exactly how this step into FSU would enhance my own CPD - so there was a real desire to teach there, not that I was applying for everything going!
    Good luck - it can happen!


     
  5. sweetluar

    sweetluar New commenter

    Same here! Specialised in KS2 and got a job in Reception!!! Loving it!!!!
     
  6. Hello, I'm in this boat at the moment, how did you get on? I trained 5-11 but looking to apply for an EYFS job in a school that I do regular supply at. I would love to work in EYFS- but only having experience through supply/voluntary buts me 100m behind everyone else applying.
    Any advise would be great xx
     

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