I currently work 0.8 and this year had one day a week off. In September, i will still be doing 0.8, but agreed to compromise and said I would do two afternoons off instead of one full day, as they were struggling due to a staff shortage in my subject. They took the p*ss by putting my blanking codes firstly in the middle of the day, then after some strong words at random mornings and afternoons. i am not overly impressed, but that is another matter and nothing I can do. I am now expecting a baby (due early January) after several miscarriages, and not sure what to do about maternity. I was initially going to take a full year (starting maternity on first day of Christmas holidays) then go back the following January, assuming they have to offer me my current 0.8. On reflection, I think I am going to find this exhausting (as expecting twins and already have a child!) so would much prefer to do three days a week (0.6). Is there any way I can go about requesting this for my January return, or will I have to just battle on at 0.8 then request 0.6 the following september? Any help is most appreciated.