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Mat leave and CM question

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Greatfun Tue 28-Oct-08 10:49:33

I have always used nurseries so please excuse if this is a stupid question. For various reasons I am thinking of swapping to a CM. However, a friend told me that I would ahve to pay the CM maternity leave if she got pregnant. Is this right? I assumed not as I am not employing her but am paying her for childcare services but am not sure. Thanks/.

LucyTownsend Tue 28-Oct-08 11:08:21

No, you wouldnt have to pay her maternity pay! She will probably have a notice period e.g 4 weeks to let you know when she will stop minding, but her maternity pay is usually done by the goverment as for all other self-employed people!

You dont employ her - she is a business. If you were to get a nanny then it would be different.

Where abouts are you?

happyfaceschildcare Tue 28-Oct-08 18:00:12

Some childminders choose not to take maternity leave and just take a holiday so that would depend what's in your contract regarding holiday pay, but no you don't pay maternity pay as we are self employed we can get a maternity allowance from the government, from personal experience I know I wouldn't want to loose the children I am minding (to attached to them) so would work round it.
Good luck

dempsie Tue 28-Oct-08 22:28:34

hi greatfun- i am a registered childminder with spaces and definatley not getting pregnant!!!! although the other minders are right, you wouldn't pay. what area are you lokking for childcare in?

mumnosbest Wed 29-Oct-08 15:39:55

Check out the thread for 'childminders with no mindees'. One of us might be in your area

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