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Specific qualification for early years?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by -cadburys, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Hi there,
    Just wondering if you have to specialise in teaching early years?
    I'm a primary teacher so wondering if i can apply for these jobs?
    Presume the pay is the same..
    Thanx:)
     
  2. Hi there,
    Just wondering if you have to specialise in teaching early years?
    I'm a primary teacher so wondering if i can apply for these jobs?
    Presume the pay is the same..
    Thanx:)
     
  3. No need to specialise. I trained for KS1/2 and started my NQT in a Reception class in November. It is a steep learning curve but I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
     
  4. yeah, I enjoy teaching younger learners-they are more enthusiastic!
    I'm sorry but I am just familiarising myself with the lingo-what is a reception class?
     
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    are you teaching in England?
     
  6. No, Ireland, I presume it's just a term for early years. Primary teachers in Ireland don't teach early years.
     
  7. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    reception is the first class in English primary schools after nursery. Depending on birthday children may be aged just four (August birthdays) or almost five (September births)
     
  8. ah ok, it's the first class of primary school, 4-5 year olds.
    for some reason, i thought it would be even younger learners.
     
  9. sadika

    sadika New commenter

    Nursery preceeds Reception in UK.
     

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