I currently work a 50hr week, sometimes an hour or 2 more, occaisionally just a 45hr week. I am working in a 65 place Nursery as part of a 2 form entry primary school in a deprived area of central London. I am one of 2 teachers in the Nursery and the other teacher is also the EYFS coordinator. She works around 43hrs a week, often doing 41hrs, and is currently on personal leave for 2 weeks to get married. She argues that there is no law saying she must work more than 40hrs so she doesn't, and if things take longer, then so-be-it. I argue that things need doing such as maintaining the class environment that can't be done during school hours, which is why I stay later. So my questions are firstly, am I doing too much? Secondly, shouldn't she be doing more than me, given her responsibilities (inc SEN for EYFS)? Thirdly where would you draw the line and go home in that sort of environment? The last 2 Nurseries I have worked in, one teacher did 8.15 to 4pm daily, but they had very little in the way of assessment of the children, and very good Nursery Nurses willing to do overtime to improve the environment. The other teacher would work 7.30 to 6 most days and was excellent in every way as far as I could tell. I know which teacher I would strive to be but my energy and stress levels are not too good!