hi there, just wondering if anyone can help. I started maternity leave in May 2009, i took 12 months off, 6 of those were paid at part time wages (i was a full time employee though, but i had the choice of how i wanted my leave paid to me). In May 2010 i took another years leave without having returned to work, as i was then pregnant again with my second child, however this second year was unpaid. I took this 2nd year as the law is that you can take 2 years leave for the one child now. My 2nd year of leave finishes in May 2011, and i am wondering if i the law allows me to extend my leave by at least another 3 to 6 months? I really dont feel ready to leave my babies in care yet, but am sure that by the end of the year i will be ready to return to work.
Hope that isnt too confusing!
Thanks for your help everyone