Hi all, Not sure if this is in the right place....... Hope we are all enjoying being back after summer. I qualified this year as an Eng teacher and was lucky to secure a perm job offer. Although I have only just started my NQT year I am trying to think ahead as much as possible. Have been with my partner for several years now and he is ready to start a family as am I. We're currently renting and hoping to get a mortgage by next summer as we're already saving for deposit. My question is this- if I were to start ttc next Christmas (2016) when I have finished my NQT year and worked for 1 year and 1 term, would I receive full maternity pay? Is getting pregnant so soon into your career frowned upon? I am just worried about being judged for getting pregnant so soon into contract, although I would have worked for 2 full years by the time I am planning to be full term. Is it better to leave a contract and work supply through this situation? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you!