Hi everyone - hopefully someone can help! I'm pregnant - and my friend is looking at her back to work date after having her baby last year, and we both have the same query (with our schools being very cloak and daggers about the whole thing). Basically my friend wanted to start back to work in April, a week before the Easter holidays. They've told her that if she does this, she will not get paid for the Easter break. This is a biggy for her as in both our schools, Esater is 3 weeks long this year. They have said that to benefit from the holiday pay, she would need to go back a few weeks earlier. I was surprised when she told me this, as TBH I was planning to take my first day of maternity leave on the first Monday after a half term break, and also to try and get back before a school holiday. I hope this makes sense? Basically are there any rules about finishing and starting which affect holiday pay?