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Going from Secondary to Early Years

Discussion in 'Primary' started by rsc12, May 8, 2019.

  1. rsc12

    rsc12 New commenter

    Hi, I am training on a secondary PGCE and I'm finding that I want to go and teach nursery or reception, this is something I have a lot of experience in, being qualified as a Nursery Nurse so I know the curriculum and have worked with the relevant age groups etc. both in mainstream and private nurseries, so my question is, is this something that would depend on a hiring school or would I need to go and do any kind of conversion? Tia for any info.
  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    You will be qualified to teach any age, so no conversion needed.

    However you might be better off applying for a post in year 5 or 6 first and getting your foot in the door of primary before moving.

    If you have lots of experience, be prepared for the question as to why you did a secondary course if you want to teacher nursery/reception.

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