Holiday Allowance

All employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday for each year they have worked for an employer. This allowance includes 1.6 weeks for all statutory and public holidays so some employers may choose to reflect holiday as 4 weeks plus public holidays.

An Employer whose nanny does not accompany them on holiday may like to agree with their nanny, when the employment starts, that at least part of their entitlement is to be taken when they themselves are on holiday. It’s also important on the outset to agree with employees how much notice they should provide to you to take holiday, when they can take holiday, how much they can take in one go and other clauses. All of these are covered by the NannyPaye contract of employment.

When an employee stops working for an employer an assessment should be made to calculate how much holiday has been taken by the employee in comparison to how much as has accrued. NannyPaye can perform this calculation for you with any unused holiday being added to the final payslip and any overtaken holiday (contract permitting) being deducted from the final pay.

Holiday Pay for Part Time Employees

Part time employees have exactly the same holiday accruement as full time employees albeit at their part time rate of pay. For example an employee who works full time (5 days per week) and earns £300.00 per week will accrue 4 weeks paid holiday per year (plus the relevant Bank Holidays) at a rate of £300.00 per week. A part time employee (e.g. 2 days per week) earning £150.00 per week would also accrue 4 weeks holiday per year (plus the relevant Bank Holidays) but only at the value of £150.00 per week.

Some employers also like to define holiday by the number of days they can take and be paid for in each year. To calculate this we simply times the working days by the 5.6 weeks holiday per year. For example a full time employee would receive 5 days x 5.6 weeks = 28 days paid holiday per year including Bank Holidays. If your employee is part time (perhaps on 2 days per week) they would receive 2 days x 5.6 weeks = 11.2 days paid holiday per year including bank holidays.

Days Per Week Worked Holiday Entitlement
1 5.6
2 11.2
3 16.8
4 22.4
5 28