Hello, So... I am getting through this PGCE malarkey and quite enjoying myself in the process; a few tears during the dark nights of Nov and Dec but things pick up again and I am fortunate to have had great mentors so far. Now it's getting to the stage where we have to seriously consider our job applications. (eeekkkk!!) I have realised that its EYFS I want to teach but I am now worried; I did not take the EYFS Specialism and instead followed the 5-11 route. I feel that I will not stand a chance against others in the application process. I have 3 previous years experience of working full-time in an infants school, with Reception and KS1, but decided against the EYFS PGCE because I wanted to broaden my understanding of the entire primary education process - and really understand what is expected of children at each year and key stage. This has so far been worthwhile, and I feel on returning to EYFS I would have a greater appreciation of what is expected of children and therefore the other teachers too. Now I am worried that I should have just done the EYFS PGCE instead. Can I apply for jobs in a Reception class? Will I just get turned away because I haven't got an EYFS PGCE? I have requested a Reception class placement for after the Feb or Easter half term but if I am not successful in being placed in an EYFS setting should I just accept I need to look for KS1/2 jobs? Some people have said to me that schools only really consider you for the year group your last placement was in - which doesn't seem particularly accurate as we are completely powerless as to where our last placements are. Any advice appreciated, and anyone who has made the change from another KS to EYFS please let me know how you got on. I should be writing a PGCE essay, instead I have managed to give you an essay of just one of my dilemmas! Thank you!