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I'am confused as what to do next! I have been a level 3 for 10 years now, i spent first part in a private nursery then moved into out of school care where I gained a level 4 in playwork. I ran my own out of school buisness for 6 years eventually moving back into early years in 2010 - I now manage a pre school.

That is my background and as you can see a huge part of it has been managment, I want to look at doing something else to add to my qualifications! (i can get bored easily lol) I've done nearly every course going and i'm also a qualified Assessor but when I looked into going for EYT i would still have to do 5 years as I do not have a degree! is it worth me going for it or wih me already being a manager should I stay where iam level wise? I have spoken to the local university but I would have to do saturdays (and they confused me) but having three kids at home that is unachievable, I looked at the open uni but I got lost as soon as they start talking about things in detail I get very confused and couldnt find what I was looking for.

Any advice, tips or signposting welcome! also what would you do or have you done!

 

Thank Rochelle x

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It depends on what you are wanting to do. I did 7 years with the open uni and had a great time doing a certificate in early years practice, a foundation degree and autism in the 21st century. I was the manager of a preschool and I had children at home so it was the best way for me to study as I live in a very isolated rural village, with no car. Nowadays there are lots of online colleges offering many different online courses. Have you done a google search to see what's available?

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thanks for the reply! well done you! thats alot to fit in x

I never thought of the other aspects such as Autism, I have done basic Autism training and looked after quite few children who have had ASD and I love it, i find it so intereesting its one of my passions! sounds like a good course autism in the 21st century.... I try googling but is it points/credits or something they talk in I get confused, now talk EYFS to me and im completely fine talk Uni and I hide away lol x

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Don't worry about those, they are just there to add up towards a degree, it's like tesco points for using your own carrier bags getting you money off your Christmas shopping.

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I have studied with the OU as well, so if you have any specific questions you can always send me a message and I can try and answer it. I know it's kinda confusing at first, but you have plenty of time getting used to it!

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Do your pttl's or dttl's (google it) and with your assessor qual you could be teaching your nvq's and foundation degree's

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management training or supporting new start ups - start a small consultancy business on the side for nurseries new and old

with so much experience in management write a book for new managers - mentoring!!......oh so much you could with your experience!!

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You don't have to do 5 years. I did 3. 2 years foundation degree at kingston, at the same time as working and in my final year I did my BA in early years teaching and learning alongside my EYT.

 

Sally

Can you still do EYT and degree at same time? i thought they'd stopped this this year?

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Oh yes I think they might have done. Have a look at your university options. It was a lot of work doing the two combined so it might be easier but it is worth it and so good for your personal and professional development and your setting.

 

Sally

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