I work overseas, teaching 3 & 4 year olds & my TA is full time but the kids only stay until 11.30. I expect her to be 100% with children, especially part of Circle Time, so she knows the literacy objectives etc that I am focussing on when reading stories or carrying out a discussion. However I give her preparation tasks in the afternoon. I tend to do my own displays as I am a control freak & hate it not to be the way I want it!!! With many afternoon meetings i need help but I still work all weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The difference between my TA & me is that I do not stick to "school hours"...leaving at 3pm is just not an option if I want to plan, prepare the best resources etc. After over 20 years of teaching I still try to get better. With all the changes it never gets boring!! I teach in an International school which follows US curriculum but the Creative Curriculum is very similar to the UK Early Years curriculum.