Just looking for some positive experiences.... I am due to start a SD primary programme this coming September and would like some outlook on how those with young children of their own manage their week. In a idealistic world I'd love to work and manage my workload by working as hard as possible from early morning until getting home, having a couple hours dinner, kids reading and getting them to bed and sitting down for the evening to get on with workload. Then try and work my weekend so that the children don't suffer too much. So basically id like those who have somehow made the impossible work for some hope. Also, how does the workload look at the beginning of the year, does it start of easier then build up?? Additionally, is there any trainees looking at doing their NQT year part time?? Thank you in advance from a very excited but apprehensive mummy and student to be.