All employees including nannies have a legal minimum holiday entitlement. As a nanny employer you must state your nanny’s holiday allowance in the contract of employment and administer holiday pay where due. So how much holiday is your nanny entitled to? This depends on whether they work full time or part time.
A full-time employee is entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks (28 days) of paid annual leave. This includes the 8 UK bank holidays. Employers can choose to offer more than the legal minimum if they wish. The same rules apply for full-time temporary nannies.
Part-time nannies are also entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday but in proportion to the hours that they work (also known as ‘pro-rata’). For term time nannies, their holiday will be pro-rata’d depending on the number of weeks worked. You can use our holiday entitlement calculator to work this out. The same rules apply for part-time temporary nannies.
The Nannytax Holiday Calculator
We recommend that holiday is taken as it has been accrued but this is ultimately at the employer’s discretion. Your nanny’s holiday will accrue from their first day of work.
Bank Holidays are included in the 28 days entitlement. Therefore, if a nanny takes a Bank Holiday day off, it will be deducted from their holiday entitlement. If a part-time nanny does not normally work on a day in which a Bank Holiday would fall, then the Bank Holiday does not affect their entitlement.
Bank Holidays do not have to be taken and the days holiday can be taken at another time, providing an agreement has been reached between the nanny and the employer.
Holiday when a Nanny Leaves
If your nanny is leaving but has not taken all their accrued holiday, this must be paid in lieu and reflected on the final payslip. Alternatively, if the nanny has overtaken any of their accrued holiday then the employer has the right to deduct this from the final payslip.
Nannytax and Holiday Pay
Once you subscribe to our Nannytax payroll service we can calculate your nanny’s holiday entitlement if you require further assistance. Our HR team will write this into your bespoke contract of employment and the payroll team will reflect any holiday pay on your nanny’s payslips. Plus if your nanny leaves we will work out if any untaken holiday pay is due or if any money is owed due to overtaken holiday.
Speak to a Nannytax advisor today or alternatively get going and set up your nanny payroll now.
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