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    Default My family daycare educator is pregnant..will I pay maternity leave?

    Is anyone familiar with family daycare maternity leave policies?
    I thought if the educator takes leave for a planned holiday they don't receive fee's but what if they take maternity leave? Will I still have to pay fee's for daycare? Can I take absent days?...any advice?

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    No, the government pays PPL. She is self-employed, therefore only gets paid for work she does.

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    No you won't pay for maternity leave. I'm a family day carer and am currently 22 weeks pregnant, I plan on taking about 4 months off (maybe more). None of my families will pay for my maternity leave and I would never expect them too either. Check with the scheme policies though.

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    Do you pay your hairdresser for her maternity leave?

    You're not her employer, you're someone who employs her services as a client.

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    Thanks everyone.
    She is new to the job and has said that the money I pay in advance (2 weeks at full day rate) would be used to pay for her maternity leave.."what will happen with that money is that when I go on maternity leave or you guys leave your $240 will be used to pay ur fees up until they run out". ??? I also get JET so the $240 will be well over 2 weeks worth of fee's. Im worried that she will use my advance money to take all the time she wants in maternity leave...she did want $480 but I explained that that amount is impossible to find at this time.
    I'll definitely ask the scheme about it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renez View Post
    Thanks everyone.
    She is new to the job and has said that the money I pay in advance (2 weeks at full day rate) would be used to pay for her maternity leave.."what will happen with that money is that when I go on maternity leave or you guys leave your $240 will be used to pay ur fees up until they run out". ??? I also get JET so the $240 will be well over 2 weeks worth of fee's. Im worried that she will use my advance money to take all the time she wants in maternity leave...she did want $480 but I explained that that amount is impossible to find at this time.
    I'll definitely ask the scheme about it....
    That doesn't sound right to me. I asked my parents for a $200 deposit/bond (was supposed to be 2 weeks fee but that would be $600 dollars for some families and I didn't think that was fair). The only way I will not be giving it back is if they don't give me 2 weeks notice before cancelling care or if there are unpaid fees when finishing up. Definitely check with the scheme.

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    If she doesn't qualify for PPL, she will probably qualify for BB unless her/her partner earnt too much. I charge for booked days if parents don't bring their kids, but not if I cannot have them. There are some I pickup, so if my car had an issue and I was unable to collect, the parents are not charged. But if the parents say they do not need care on a booked day (illness, out of town, whatever) then I charge for the day. If I go on holidays, parents do not pay. If I am sick, parents do not pay. So effectively, being self employed means no sick leave, no annual leave. Not paid anyway. Talk to the scheme, sounds off.

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    As far as I know they only get paid for public holidays, not for any other kind of leave.

    I suppose they could form an agreement with you about payment of additional leave, but this would be very unusual.

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    Fdc only get your money for the days your child dates of attendance including ph (eg your child attends on Mondays and the ph is on a Monday you have to still pay for that day). When they take holidays or sick you don't need to pay for those days.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    As far as I know they only get paid for public holidays, not for any other kind of leave.

    I suppose they could form an agreement with you about payment of additional leave, but this would be very unusual.
    Yep, ph are paid, I work some with a small added surcharge but charge the regular amount for ph if not working. I will not work over Christmas, New Year or Easter, we tend to be away then but will work other ph because many parents still have to work.


 

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