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Orkneymorgan Wed 06-Jul-16 23:51:25

Hi there, I am currently on maternity leave earning the basic maternity allowance from the government which means I do not have to return to my job if I choose not to. I have decided to register as a child mind instead but do not plan to start taking on any children until after my maternity leave stops in September. My question is.. Am I able to start the registration process for becoming a child minder while still getting the maternity leave money or will this mean it stops. Again, I do not plan to start working or earning until after my maternity leave finishes I just want to get registered so that the registration is thorough in time.

Any advise would be great thanks!
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IHeartTyrion Wed 06-Jul-16 23:54:39

Yes, you can. However, there is no way you'll be registered by September.

HSMMaCM Wed 06-Jul-16 23:56:28

Yea you can, but as PP said, it can take months (and months ).

strongswans Wed 06-Jul-16 23:56:46

Agree with iheart, fine to start the registration process, but you won't be registered by September.

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