I have been on a PGCE Early Years course from September, and up until Christmas fairly enjoyed what I was doing. The placement (in a reception class) before Christmas was mainly observing the class teacher and doing a few adult led activities, however going back onto placement this week, I am now expected to teach half of each day. This has equated to either rhe morning or afternoon session and it has all got a little too much. The week leading up to going back onto placement I hardly slept or ate due to nerves and the anxiety of having to be the teacher for half of each day. I had hoped that on my first day back there would be some small glimmer of hope, just a little thing I enjoyed to get me through but I honestly struggled the whole day. I now feel that going back into school is something I dread, which isn't how I should feel at all. My tutor and class teacher have told me to take the week off now to think things through and try to relax, however the whole experience has made me doubt whether this is a career for me. Feeling such a sense of dread about going into school, and in all honesty feeling very unhappy this week has made me think that I really wouldn't want to go into teaching as a career and has made me consider calling it a day with regards to the course. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to stop and regret it later, but I also don't want to keep doing something that makes me unhappy if I don't want it as a career.