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Training to work in childcare

Training to work in childcare

Childcare is a rewarding profession that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives and education of young children. At the beginning of July 2015 Sam Gyimah, the Childcare Minister, announced that those people looking to work in the profession are to be given more help to gain the level of knowledge

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School led teacher training

School led teacher training

If you’ve decided you’d like to embark on a teaching career, there are a number of routes you can take. University-led training is the traditional method – via a full-time 3-4 year degree if you are not a graduate and via a 1 year PGCE if you are. Increasingly though, the government has recognised the

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Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

Being a childminder comes with plenty of rewards. As well as having the privilege of spending time with little characters, you can work from home and usually fit it around other commitments, such as your own need for childcare. However, as you’ll no doubt be aware, becoming a professional childminder isn’t as simple as just

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Job interview do's and don'ts

Job interview do’s and don’ts

Making a good impression at a job interview is vital if you are to have any chance of securing the role. Deep down, we all know what we’re supposed to do and which behaviours to avoid. But interviews are stressful and it’s easy to forget the basics when you’re under pressure. Here are some helpful

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Tips for securing a new job

Tips for securing a new job

If you’re in the market for a new job, there are plenty of simple ways you can improve your chances of securing a new role. Check out our list of handy tips for securing a new job, and get on the road to employment success. Create a serious email address Something like [email protected] is not

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Returning to work after a mental illness

Returning to work after a mental illness

I read an amazing statistic the other day – approximately 50% of long-term work absences result from mental health issues in some form. This includes anxiety and depression. Those who number among this figure will often be concerned about returning to work after a mental illness – Can they cope? Will they be bullied, or

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