I qualified in 2007 and took some time out to get a full time wage, pay for house etc and didn't want to count on supply. I worked during that time as a Manager for Children's play centre. In 2009 I began day by day supply which was great at first but has been drying up massively lately. I always get positive feedback from school I'm in and supply agencies say they've never had anything but a glowing report. Only problem is I still haven't had a chance to complete that elusive NQT year and long term supply is becoming as rare as permanent positions. With a mortgage and 16 month rule hanging over my head I really don't know what to do. I love teaching, it's been my first choice career since before I can remember. At the moment I'm looking for any alternative employment in any area working with children and possibly funding additional qualifications. It just seems like such a waste of my desire, ambition and skills as a teacher though. What should I do?