I work part-time and have been asked to go on a residential next year with my KS2 class. It will involve 3 days I do not normally work. I have 2 young children - either I will have to pay extra for their (very expensive!) nursery for those 3 days, or my husband will have to take 3 days unpaid leave. Because of this, I asked if I would get paid for those 3 days. The answer was at first 'if you want to...' (i.e. most people don't ask) then 'we'd rather give you days off in lieu.' If I accepted days off in lieu, I'd still have to pay my children's nursery so will be hundreds of pounds out of pocket. Can I ask what other people have done in similar situations? Thanks!