Hello, I have just received acceptance from my preferred 2 teacher training providers and the very same day found out that I am completely unexpectedly, but very happily, pregnant. I am hopefully due mid-February and would ideally like to start my ITT year this September, take time out from the Christmas break and then complete the second placement the following January. Has anybody else experienced this and if so, do you know if you would need to pay additional tuition/course fees, or can you just take an unpaid maternity leave/break from the course? It would also be great to get any advice or feedback on whether a SCITT or University led training provider would be better positioned to support in this situation? Pre-pregnancy discovery I would have been very happy with both placements. The SCITT is outstanding and I know the schools will be local to me which will be a huge plus whilst pregnant, however I feel bad potentially taking up a place for 2 years when there are limited placements with the SCITT. I also worry that I may be penalised by not creating the best first impression with news of a pregnancy. The University on the other hand has lots more placements however I worry it may be harder to pick up where I left off in a less personal environment. I want to be as transparent with the providers and let them know as possible however I have had a miscarriage before and would prefer to wait until at least 10-12 weeks before advising them, which would still be before the course starts. Ideally I would like to call the providers for anonymous advice to start with and however their phone lines are all closed due to covid and email is the only opportunity for initial correspondence. If anyone has been or knows someone who has been in the same position and could offer any suggestions that would be hugely appreciated!