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  • Keeping in touch (KIT) days UpdatedEmployees on maternity, adoption or parental leave are entitled to 10 keeping in touch (KIT) days. Read guidance on how and when they can be used, as well as how to calculate pay.
  • Maternity leave and pay: teachers Download our summary of the rules about maternity pay and leave, and adapt our 2 template letters, one for employees giving notice of maternity leave to their employer and the other for employers confirming maternity pay and leave details to an employee.
  • Maternity pay and leave entitlements: support staff UpdatedAll support staff are eligible for 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks of additional maternity leave. See guidance on issues surrounding maternity leave, as well as statutory and occupational maternity pay.
  • Paternity leave arrangements What are the arrangements for paternity leave? We relay guidance on shared parental leave, ordinary paternity leave and pay, and paternity leave for adoptive fathers. You will find information on the length of leave and eligibility, and negotiating different arrangements.