I am currently working with pre-school children in a private day nursery. I have been there for 3 years and would really like to gain classroom experience working with nursery / reception classes. I am in my 30's and started working with children about 5 years ago. During this time I have gained an NVQ in childcare and I am currently studying a Childhood Studies degree. My ultimate goal is to be an Early Years teacher which is why I would like to experience 'school life' as opposed to childcare. I feel I am ready for a change of role and I am constantly looking for TA jobs for this age group. I have thought about writing to schools direct to see if I could be considered for any possible roles but not sure how to go about it. Any tips / advice would be gratefully appreciated? Many thanks.