Hi All, Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere already. As you probably know, the government is changing the hours for 3 and 4 yr olds from 12.5 hr week/5 x 2.5 hr days to 15 hr week/5 x 3 hr days. In my LEA the lead person said this would not effect primary schools but we have just found out this is not the case - every setting with nursery-aged children in the UK will have to provide these extended hours from Sept 2010. What changes will your setting/school be making to accommodate these statutory changes? How will it effect your staff and the children? We are unsure how to make these changes - the LEA has provided no support except for giving £400 per child for the first year. This is to cover staffing - but how will it be funded in the second year? All staff's contracts will need amending according to pay and hours of service. This seems like another hasty decision made by GB and his cronies which has not been thought through. It is almost enough to push me out of teaching. Don't they think we work hard enough? Don't know where we'll find time for displays, meetings etc. when the school day is extended for an additional hour. FS!