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I have never posted on this forum but here goes.

I am seeking advice really about my career. I am currently on maternity leave with a baby. Prior to that I was working in laws firms in London in the legal sector for over 7 years. Currently in my 30s.

I have completed gcse’s, a-levels and a law degree.

I now want to pursue a career in teaching, preferably early years teaching but have NO idea how. dr Google recommends getting in touch with centers linked from the gov site. I am totally unfamiliar with, I really thought it was simply using my law degree and studying for a PGCE but it seems I have to do another degree called early years degree. Which I am happy to do because law is no longer for me.

Please if anyone has knowledge on the route to become an early years teacher please let me know.

Thanks in advance
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(Original post by Adragonfly)
Hi everyone

I have never posted on this forum but here goes.

I am seeking advice really about my career. I am currently on maternity leave with a baby. Prior to that I was working in laws firms in London in the legal sector for over 7 years. Currently in my 30s.

I have completed gcse’s, a-levels and a law degree.

I now want to pursue a career in teaching, preferably early years teaching but have NO idea how. dr Google recommends getting in touch with centers linked from the gov site. I am totally unfamiliar with, I really thought it was simply using my law degree and studying for a PGCE but it seems I have to do another degree called early years degree. Which I am happy to do because law is no longer for me.

Please if anyone has knowledge on the route to become an early years teacher please let me know.

Thanks in advance
I normally use National Career Service, but at the time of writing it's current down. I think the following page is what you want:
https://nationalcareers.service.gov....-years-teacher

Also see:
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...-years-teacher (qualifications section states you can apply via graduate entry)
https://getintoteaching.education.go...-years-teacher (similar information here)
https://www.tes.com/institute/blog/a...-years-teacher
https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/job-s...-years-teacher
https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-adv...ob-description

I would have thought a 2 year PGCE would be sufficient for primary education, but you don't seem to need the PGCE for early years education.
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Hi everyone

I have never posted on this forum but here goes.

I am seeking advice really about my career. I am currently on maternity leave with a baby. Prior to that I was working in laws firms in London in the legal sector for over 7 years. Currently in my 30s.

I have completed gcse’s, a-levels and a law degree.

I now want to pursue a career in teaching, preferably early years teaching but have NO idea how. dr Google recommends getting in touch with centers linked from the gov site. I am totally unfamiliar with, I really thought it was simply using my law degree and studying for a PGCE but it seems I have to do another degree called early years degree. Which I am happy to do because law is no longer for me.

Please if anyone has knowledge on the route to become an early years teacher please let me know.

Thanks in advance
If you already have a degree, you should be able to just do a one-year PGCE (specialising in early years). My understanding is that primary and below usually doesn't require a specific degree subject, but prefers if you have studied subjects in the national curriculum - though this may be different for early years.

Your best bet is to register with Get Into Teaching, as they can then provide you with a Teacher Training Adviser who will give you personalised advice.
https://getintoteaching.education.go...lp-and-support
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