Don't want to go back in April, but as I understand it because they gave me additional mat pay for 3 months on top of my smp if I don't go back I have to pay this back. Is there anyway round this? I have been there 7 years, this is my 2nd lot of maternity leave (2nd child), DH works there too and is pretty high up, I do love the job just cannot leave my babies and they are not flexible enough to fit in with term time only!
Any thoughts anyone (or am I wAnting to have my cake and eat it?!)
How long do you have to go back for? I've got a right in my contract to do 3 days a week which works out as 12 weeks required to avoid paying back mat pay. Could you cope for 2-3 months? Also they may waive the requirement if your children are ill or if you agree to return slightly later to arrange childcare - but otherwise it's work or refund.