UNDER UK LAW, ALL EMPLOYEES ARE ENTITLED TO 5.6 WEEKS (28 DAYS) OF PAID ANNUAL LEAVE PER YEAR. THIS ALLOWANCE IS INCLUSIVE OF THE 8 UK BANK HOLIDAYS. HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT CAN ONLY BE TAKEN AS IT HAS BEEN ACCRUED
How much Holiday allowance should I offer?
Employees that work:
|1 day per week are entitled to 5.6 days paid holiday per year|
|2 days per week are entitled to 11.2 days paid holiday per year|
|3 days per week are entitled to 16.8 days paid holiday per year|
|4 days per week are entitled to 22.4 days paid holiday per year|
|5 days per week are entitled to 28 days paid holiday per year|
You may wish to offer your nanny more paid leave and you may wish to specify within your contract of employment that the nanny takes a proportion of holiday at the same time as you take your own annual leave.
This allowance is inclusive of the 8 UK Bank Holidays, therefore, if a nanny were to take a Bank Holiday off it will be deducted from her holiday entitlement. If a part time nanny does not normally work on a day which a Bank Holiday would fall, then the Bank Holiday does not affect the entitlement.
Temporary nannies are also entitled to holiday allowance.
For a temporary nanny in a full-time position divide 28 (entitlement if full time permanent) with 52 (weeks in a year). Multiply the answer with the number of weeks the nanny has been contracted to work.
Calculating allowance for nannies working variable hours
Many nannies work varied hours including flexi-nannies, wrap around care, school holidays and before and after school nannies. In this instance you can calculate the nanny’s holiday entitlement in hours rather than days.
20 hours per week x 5.6 weeks = 112 hours holiday allowance per year.