Dear Theo/all, I am a teacher in a maintained school and I am thinking of applying to a Indie pre-pep school. I am just a bit confused or maybe concerned that it won't be right for me. Here are my concerns. Does salary dependant on experience relate to my general teaching experience ( I am ups1) or experience in that job role? The job is a Foundation Stage teacher, I do not have as much experience here as I do in Key Stage 2. Secondly, this probably sounds a bit silly! I am worried that I will not fit in. I'm concerned that I come from a working class family and have very little experience of Indie education. I also read that Independants don't usually welcome visits but I really would like to, should I just ask? Finally I am worried that I am being swayed to apply for the wrong reasons. Really wanting to leave my present school quickly, they offer full child care benefits, class sizes will be smaller and holidays longer. Has anyone else taught Foundation Stage in an Independant or had a similar move from Maintained to Independant? Thank-you for reading my long post!