Yes, I know, most of you with children dread this time of the term - can't help it, I love it.
Gone are the days, in my old job, of struggling with the constaints of the National Constriculum. A constant battle of what I knew was good for children and what I was expected to churn out weekly. No observations, profiles or squeezing in one last task before they go home.
Today is start of Holiday Club and yes, children are in the club because their parents have to work, but do you know how different it is? These children haven't come to work, there will be no expectations of their performance - which leaves us open to have, errr, FUN.
This morning I shall be surpervising the building of a pirate ship, cooking 'me-hearty' biscuits, laying a treasure trail and being face-painted by a bunch of children who are free. Sounds like a holiday to me.