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    Hi!

    Not sure if this was the right place to post, but anyway, like the title question says, I'm a 24 year old guy who is interested in the idea of working in a nursery. But I'm a bit hesitant because of what my friends and family would think. I'm not too bothered about facing prejudice of being in a female environment as most of working life has revolved around that. I've worked wiith children (aged 4-6) in a primary school and in social care for children with severe learning disabilities (i.e. autism) so in many ways it would be new but familiar to me. I love the idea of being a positive male role model for young children, I love seeing children progress and sometimes you get the little lightbulb moments that make it so damn rewarding! Most importantly for me, the Monday-Friday hours that a nursery would offer really appeals to me, as I have very little work-life balance in my current job.
    Do any of you think it would be odd for a guy my age to want to work in a nursery?

    I have a degree in psychology, and also a BTEC level 3 in residential childcare, so I should qualified in theory. I have been offered one interview at a nursery but couldn't attend as I was working in my current role. I've been invited to a careers day at a nursery near to me on Tuesday. I'd like the idea of working on a casual/bank basis to see if it would suit me rather thancommitting to a full time job

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by o-glez)
    Hi!

    Not sure if this was the right place to post, but anyway, like the title question says, I'm a 24 year old guy who is interested in the idea of working in a nursery. But I'm a bit hesitant because of what my friends and family would think. I'm not too bothered about facing prejudice of being in a female environment as most of working life has revolved around that. I've worked wiith children (aged 4-6) in a primary school and in social care for children with severe learning disabilities (i.e. autism) so in many ways it would be new but familiar to me. I love the idea of being a positive male role model for young children, I love seeing children progress and sometimes you get the little lightbulb moments that make it so damn rewarding! Most importantly for me, the Monday-Friday hours that a nursery would offer really appeals to me, as I have very little work-life balance in my current job.
    Do any of you think it would be odd for a guy my age to want to work in a nursery?

    I have a degree in psychology, and also a BTEC level 3 in residential childcare, so I should qualified in theory. I have been offered one interview at a nursery but couldn't attend as I was working in my current role. I've been invited to a careers day at a nursery near to me on Tuesday. I'd like the idea of working on a casual/bank basis to see if it would suit me rather thancommitting to a full time job

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    If I were you just go for it. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a positive role model to children. If you were female I'm sure you wouldn't be saying this, and for sure it is not weird that a male wants to have a job like that.

    If you feel that it is rewarding to help children then that is great, if you are good enough for a role you will get employed.

    And as for your friends and family, If they know you well enough they will not judge you.
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    I don't think it would be strange at all if you think it'll make you happy! I actually have a male friend who's 2 years younger than you and absolutely loving working in a nursery! So go for it
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    (Original post by o-glez)
    Hi!

    Not sure if this was the right place to post, but anyway, like the title question says, I'm a 24 year old guy who is interested in the idea of working in a nursery. But I'm a bit hesitant because of what my friends and family would think. I'm not too bothered about facing prejudice of being in a female environment as most of working life has revolved around that. I've worked wiith children (aged 4-6) in a primary school and in social care for children with severe learning disabilities (i.e. autism) so in many ways it would be new but familiar to me. I love the idea of being a positive male role model for young children, I love seeing children progress and sometimes you get the little lightbulb moments that make it so damn rewarding! Most importantly for me, the Monday-Friday hours that a nursery would offer really appeals to me, as I have very little work-life balance in my current job.
    Do any of you think it would be odd for a guy my age to want to work in a nursery?

    I have a degree in psychology, and also a BTEC level 3 in residential childcare, so I should qualified in theory. I have been offered one interview at a nursery but couldn't attend as I was working in my current role. I've been invited to a careers day at a nursery near to me on Tuesday. I'd like the idea of working on a casual/bank basis to see if it would suit me rather thancommitting to a full time job

    Thanks.
    Why? This seems too strange its like a woman wanting to work as a builder.


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    (Original post by o-glez)
    Hi!

    Not sure if this was the right place to post, but anyway, like the title question says, I'm a 24 year old guy who is interested in the idea of working in a nursery. But I'm a bit hesitant because of what my friends and family would think. I'm not too bothered about facing prejudice of being in a female environment as most of working life has revolved around that. I've worked wiith children (aged 4-6) in a primary school and in social care for children with severe learning disabilities (i.e. autism) so in many ways it would be new but familiar to me. I love the idea of being a positive male role model for young children, I love seeing children progress and sometimes you get the little lightbulb moments that make it so damn rewarding! Most importantly for me, the Monday-Friday hours that a nursery would offer really appeals to me, as I have very little work-life balance in my current job.
    Do any of you think it would be odd for a guy my age to want to work in a nursery?

    I have a degree in psychology, and also a BTEC level 3 in residential childcare, so I should qualified in theory. I have been offered one interview at a nursery but couldn't attend as I was working in my current role. I've been invited to a careers day at a nursery near to me on Tuesday. I'd like the idea of working on a casual/bank basis to see if it would suit me rather thancommitting to a full time job

    Thanks.
    Go for it. There's nothing wrong with going into childcare so ignore all this social norm nonsense. In fact, males are encouraged to go into careers such as childcare/teaching.
 
 
 
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