Having made the leap from secondary mainstream to eys special I'm beginning to feel the strain. I love the job but feel like I am running at 100 miles an hour just to keep still. I have 8 children 3 of whom are in wheelchairs, and 3 tas ( on a good day, often one of them is taken to cover staff who are off). It's such a busy room and practically my whole day is spent changing nappies, hoisting and feeding. Of course there are parts of the day where some learning/teaching takes place but I panic that I am not spending enough time actually teaching. It's always such a rush to get to the dinning room or get them ready for home time etc and no matter how I plan we always seem to be late. At the end of the day the room is such a mess which i usually end up tidying as I am keen for my staff to write up notes on the children they are responsible for - we have a key worker system. I am working really hard, I'm always the first in the car park and usually the last to leave not to mention the hours I put in at the weekend. Last night I even dreamt about the children's targets. Help I am feeling totally overwhelmed and am desperate to do a good job.