I am in my final placement in Year 2 and due to qualify in July 2012. I am really enjoying Year 2 which is very different after my 10 week first placement in a nursery. I am an Early Years specialist and cannot complain that my first placement was not in the early years range (3-7) but I am finding it difficult to get a Reception Teacher's job because my initial placement wasn't in a reception class. There isn't very much I can do about it now, only a handful out of 25 early years students were sent to nurseries, whilst the rest went to reception so I do feel resentful, but my knowledge of the EYFS is excellent. I also feel it unlikely that an NQT would be placed in a Year 2 class because of SATs so all in all my placements have not been especially helpful in getting a job. Any advice would be appreciated.