Hi all, I am expecting twins and have obviously finished school for the summer holidays. I have told work that I will work into September, (I think I gave them a provisional date of 8th) but they have already covered my timetable and responsibilities and my role would just be supervisory. However, over the holidays I have become increasingly less mobile and have been encouraged by consultants to just rest up as much as possible. As a result, I am wondering what I should do about starting my maternity leave on September 1st? I wouldn’t be letting anyone down as I said before that my role is covered, however, I am wondering whether a simple telephone call into school would suffice to request the start of my maternity leave or whether I actually need to ‘complete a day’ in order for my maternity leave to start from September rather than the last day before summer hols. Not quite sure how on earth I will make it through a day back at school! So to summarise, do I need to complete at least a day to qualify for my full pay for over the summer hols or can I just ring in on September 1st and notify them that I want to start my maternity? Any advice or past experiences would be greatly appreciated. Twin mum to be!