Question Q - "I'm about to begin my level 4 in childcare and management. For my first topic I have to research and write an essay about a topic of my choice. Can anyone give me any recommendations?" Answers A – “I would recommend choosing something you are passionate about such as outdoor play, forest schools, messy play, behaviour … [Read more...] about Topic ideas for level 4 childcare and management course
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Question Q – “I have an interview for an early years supervisor post (in scotland) and was wondering if anyone has a rough ideas of the type of questions that will be asked? Or any documentation I should read up on? ” Answers A – “The curriculums r differet so curriculum for excellence and prebirth to three wus b good to look at and … [Read more...] about What questions will i be asked in Scotland for an early years supervisor job?
Question Q – "I am currently doing my BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies Degree. I am due to finish mid April...I just wanted to know what sort of careers I can persue as I have no idea what I would like to do. I went in with the intention of becoming a teacher but I have now changed my mind." Answers A – “Is this something you have … [Read more...] about What are my career options after completeing my early childhood studies degree?
Question Q - "I have just finished my level 3 and considering starting my level 5 foundation degree. I just wondered what people's opinions are on doing this? I.e. Does it increase your pay? Is there much need for level 3 practitioners? How is the course set out? Work load? I'm a single parent so will have work and a child on top and don't want … [Read more...] about Should i complete my level 5 degree?
Question Q – “I work in a private nursery setting. I need to do certain courses to be able to work in the setting ie first aid. Is it right to have to pay for your own course? Surely the setting should have to pay as it's something you have to have to work there” Answers A – “I had this discussion with our eyda a few weeks ago, she said … [Read more...] about Should my nursery pay for my first aid qualification?
Question Q – “I have been offered an interview in for a residential support worker in a school/care home for children aged 5-19. These children have various learning difficulties.. What questions could I be asked? What should I ask the managers myself? ” Answers A – “Good questions to ask are… What is the best thing about working here ? … [Read more...] about What questions will i be asked during an interview for a residential support worker?
Question Q – “Im level 3 qualified however really want to progress to level 5 but im not in a leader position im an assistant. Ive looked for supervisor or room leader posts and nothing as yet. Im in employment atm however due to funding i will be out of work very soon. Do i truly need a leader position job to do the level 5 or can i apply for … [Read more...] about Can i study my degree without being in a leadership role?
Question Q – “"I'm currently working in a preschool. I'm level 3 with up to date first aid and safeguarding. I'm really interested in working in a hospital setting with babies/children but unsure of jobs available and whether my current qualifications would be suitable?"” Answers A – “I worked in a and e kids kas and it was wicked . You … [Read more...] about Can i work in a hospital with an early years level 3?
Question Q –“ I wanted to ask about apprentices - if they should get paid for their holidays and how many hours a week they should work?" Answers A – “Apprentices are entitled to the same benefits as a qualified employee. Under the working time directive, no matter level 2 or 3, they are to work a MAXIMUM of 40 hours after breaks. As an … [Read more...] about Do apprentices get paid holiday?
Question – Q - I have an interview for a early years teaching assistant position in a primary school. Part of the interview process is too carry out a teaching task (anything of my choosing) for 6 year 1 children. I have always previously worked within pre schools so any helpful tips and advice would be fantastic!" Answers A – “Here are … [Read more...] about Any helpful tips for a working interview for an early years TA in a school?