I would be really interested in other people's opinions here. I currently work p/t. I worked f/t for 10 yrs before opting for p/t after my first child was born four years ago. So far so good. I wanted to work three days per week. The school could only give me 9 hours of work (0.3), really wanted 0.5. I am sure to many this number of hours sounds like heaven and it is but the salary is NOT. Also, school has said they can only ever guarantee me half a timetable over three days so will never get more than 9 hours pay over three days. Anyway, long story short. I have asked to go ft next year . with two pre school children husband working away regularly, house to look after, blah blah blah, am now not sure I will be able to cope. What do you advise? Seems patently unfair we are not paid by the day! Can schools legally say they can only guarantee you so few hours? Know why so many mothers leave what could be a brilliant profession! Sorry, am 'conflicted' and currently thinking of taking back my ft request. .