Hello, I graduated with a BEd Primary Education in 2010. I didn't do my NQT due to various reasons and have done supply work for the past 4 - 5 years. I desparately want to leave this behind me and get a full time job where I can start building relationships and be part of a team. It's a lonely world in supply. However, I would like to become a Early Years Educator instead of a Primary Teacher (again, for various reasons) At one of my settings that I cover at, they have two positions they are looking to fill. I asked if they would consider me and they asked me to research whether or not I could do that...? I read the following on the goverment education page; "Practitioners who started a training programme leading to the award of Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) before 1 September 2014 can count in the EYFS staff:child ratios at levels 3 and 6 when they have been awarded the status." I think that this is saying yes I can? So I have QTS but without the induction year, is that a bad thing? Also because I did not do the Early Years route (my degree is technically R to Yr6) will that put me at a disadvantage? Sorry if this was a bit sporadic. I wanted to get the facts down and not be too waffle-y haha. Thanks in advance!