Can anyone help me???? I am a level 3 trained TA and am currently working in a Nursery with 30 children in the morning and 30 children in the afternoon. We have 1 full time teacher (who is curently questioning her contracted time with the children ) myself and 1 other full time Ta and 2 partime TA's 1 am and the other PM. Hours of contact teaching time are 8.35am - 11.35am then 12.15 pm - 3.15pm. I arrive at work at 8.15 am and work until 11.45 when children have gone (3.5 hours) and then 12.15 pm - 3.45 pm (3.5 hours) totalling 7 hours a day = 35 hours a week- this doesnt even take into account a lunch break!! - I am contracted to 32.5 hours per week and contract is permanent 39 weeks. Myself and another TA currently do a lot of the resources AT HOME ON THE WEEKEND because we cant get it done in the day. This is why I need help from anyone on here who knows what I can do to sort this out for all of us. My teacher is currently questioning our head over HER contact hours as she does more than other year teachers, (she has not even mentioned that fact that we do more than the other TA's in the school) so she is being given extra time during the week to allow for this. How is it fair for her to receive extra time to get things done, and the TA's just have to get on with it ! We also have to complete the Foundation Stage Profiles on the teachers behalf, can anyone tell me if this is right, do any other TA's complete these ???? I don't feel this is part of our job, or that some of my colleagues are even qualified to do it and they have only been working in the professional since Sept 2011, we collect the evidence and do obs so surely that is as far as our role goes. It sounds like I am moaning but this is really getting me down, and I am considering leaving the setting, which I don't want to do I love being with the children, but it is costing me time with my own family now, the reason I became a TA and not a Teacher was because I did not want the pressure, I seem to have it anyway. All help and advice greatly received.