Hello, After recently getting married I am trying to get my head round how maternity pay works as we are thinking of starting our family. I have just completed my probationary year and now have a temporary job within the same local authority for term one (with the potential that there is a possibility the job could become permanent). After looking around I found the image attached. Does my probationary year count towards the 1 year 11 months? My temporary job will also count towards this requirement...Does that then mean I need to secure a full time permanent job after to still qualify? Also would I go back to working needing to work 1 year 11 months if U changed authority? Sorry for the many questions, trying to get my head round things. If anyone has any informative sites they recommend that would also be great.