I'm not 100% sure yet but we're not convinced I will be going back to work once I've had my baby. I don't earn much so my wages will all be going on childcare so I'd be working for nothing and potentially just paying for someone else to raise our child. There's also the faff of sorting little one out to be ready for nursery and my older one for school etc. My job isn't really a career. I'm currently doing a degree as the plan was to eventually get into teaching however there is no way I would continue to do the degree, raise my family and work at the same time. I just wouldn't have the time or energy to do it, we're also minute if we want two teachers in the house either. Again it comes down to someone else raising your children. We've really struggled at times over the past few years with my son, I started working in schools as thought it would fit around with school but with different finishing and starting times, different half terms etc and having to pay for morning and afternoon clubs it's been a nightmare and I feel like I've missed out on loads with him. I never get to get involved with anything he does during school time. I'm not convinced I want to do that all again. My husband has suggested I work out a part time plan with work for coming back but then come back and work my notice. Personally I think that's wasting a lot of people's time including my own Where do I stand if I tell work now that I'm not planning on coming back though?