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HolidayInformation Guide  by Way2Paye

All nannies are entitled to holiday pay.

Holiday entitlement begins from the first day of employment but cannot be taken until it has been accrued (e.g. one day’s holiday after 13 day’s work). Part time employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks of the hours they work. Parents can agree with their nanny at the start of the employment that they take some of their holiday when they take their own annual leave. 

New Holiday Legislation – The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2008

In brief the minimum holiday entitlement has increased from 4 weeks per year to 4.8 weeks per year from 1st October 2008 and increased again on 1st April 2009 to 5.6 weeks per year.

All employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday from 1st April 2009 
i.e. Employees’ that work;

  • 1 day get 5.6 days holiday per year
  • 2 days get 11.2 days holiday per year
  • 3 days get 16.8 days holiday per year
  • 4 days get 22.4 days holiday per year
  • 5 days get 28 days holiday per year.

Whether or not this additional leave is taken on a Bank Holiday is up to individual employers to agree with their workers. Employers may choose to offer more holiday than this. 

 Extra Bank Holiday for the Queen’ Jubilee – 5th June 2012 

Nannies are not automatically entitled to this bank holiday.

It will depend on the wording in their contract with their employer. 

If parents ask for advise we inform them to check their contract.  If it is not stated in the contract regarding extra bank holidays we advise them to please treat their nanny as they would like to be treated themselves.

In many cases it is down to the parent’s discretion.

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