I posted on the connecting with others thread but no one has responded to me.
Hubby and I are on stage one. We completed our preparation training in June. It was intense but we enjoyed it and it was nice to be able to discuss things together.
However a couple of weeks later (nearly 2 months ago) we were then told we were being put on hold. This is so frustrating! The reason is that we don't have enough experience - I work at a Pre-School but haven't been able to work since lockdown started and don't go back until September. This will mean that I have missed 6 months. I only started working there last September, but have also been doing my level 2 qualification so i have still been learning. My husband doesn't have any experience, he obviously would have done voluntary work if it wasn't for lockdown, he is vulnerable to the virus so hasn't been able to do anything yet. This feels very unfair as its not our fault.
We have worked hard to get everyone done from our point of view. The only thing outstanding is our medicals which our dr's surgery cannot do at the moment. We have now been advised by the social worker to wait until we restart as they are only valid for 2 years, which isn't a problem.
We are obviously reading what we can in the meantime and I have joined in with a couple of the webinars. Is there anything else anyone can suggest in the meantime that we can do while we on hold? We need to do as much as we can to show that we are committed and I wouldn't want our agency to think we aren't doing anything or aren't bothered.