How about asking me if I discussed it with SMT, Msz? That's how I won a concession that TAs would man a rota system to bring the outside stuff in. Why are you still posting on here? I reckon you have said everything you've got to say now. I won't acknowledge that 'my practice' was making matters worse, because I know it wasn't, unless you mean I should have ignored what needed doing and left my standards and good will in the car park. The examples of paint pots and water bottles that you have picked on were both only parts of the workload. Different nurseries will have different job lists. I am not writing about myself. I am writing about a situation that prevails, in various guises, in any school where the TAs are not given time to contribute what is needed under present 'good practice'.