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    Hi there,

    Has anyone done any volunteering with children or in a childcare setting? If you have what organisation did you work with? What did you have to do and how long for? I know this is a bit of a vague question but I'm just curious.

    Thanks in advance
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    Hi,

    I work with a number of children with varying degrees of SEN (Special Educational Needs) in my school's Learning Support department, and have done for a few years; if you're still in school, perhaps you could speak to your school's SENCO etc. about doing something like this?

    Hope that helps!
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    To get onto my degree, I needed at least ten days experience in a school setting, for KS1 and KS2. I email a local school of each, and worked in each from that Christmas to summer.

    Generally, schools are quite accommodating, there's a always an extra pair of hands needed somewhere. If you email the school, you'll get called in for an interview (usually) and they'll find you something to do based on what experience you need, and what they need help with.

    You didn't really specify, do you want experience to get on a teaching degree?
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    To get onto my degree, I needed at least ten days experience in a school setting, for KS1 and KS2. I email a local school of each, and worked in each from that Christmas to summer.

    Generally, schools are quite accommodating, there's a always an extra pair of hands needed somewhere. If you email the school, you'll get called in for an interview (usually) and they'll find you something to do based on what experience you need, and what they need help with.

    You didn't really specify, do you want experience to get on a teaching degree?
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply! Sorry I didn't really explain my reasoning did I.
    I currently work in a childcare setting (which I really enjoy) but I get quite a lot of holiday so I was wondering if anyone had done any volunteering with childcare organisations in their spare time ect..
    A bit off topic but what degree are you doing? Are you enjoying it?
    I hope it's going well!
    Many thanks
 
 
 
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