Hi, A couple of years ago I finally took the plunge in applying for the PGCE Secondary ICT course. However, since then I have been blessed with a baby and so deferred my place to start this January but on the Flexible route instead. With the new addition in my life to think about I am now unsure whether I will be able to cope with the demands of the PGCE aswell as life generally as a teacher once qualified (providing I can get a job that is!!) I am not afraid of hard work and always love a challenge but wonder whether I will have time for my family. I don't want teaching to take over my life. It is this aspect that really worries me. I regret not doing the course before when I did not have commitments. But on a positive note atleast I have industry experience and have developed so much as an individual from that naive student I once was! If I didn't have the little one to think about I still would've gone for it and experienced things for myself. However, with a 9 month old baby to look after I am really confused about starting the course. She still doesn't sleep through the night and after reading so many negative posts, I just really wonder whether my life will become living hell if I start the course? But on the other hand if I don't do the course now, there will probably never be a good time and don't want to regret taking up the opportunity. I have chosen to take the flexible route option to make life a little bit easier as I can spread the training out over three years. I have also managed to sort out my first placement at a School very close to me, so I don't have to worry about the commute. I would really love to hear from anyone who did the course with children aswell as anyone who took the flexible route option. I know it is only me that can make the decision but any advice/thoughts/experiences will be much appreciated.