So sorry if this has been asked before I did a search but couldn't find any info. I am due Oct 19th. Was going to work until middle of Sept but then had a thought. I am plannig on taking the full year so would return to work Sept 2012. My thought was could I start my mat leave in July at the end of term. So....then return to work for the last week of term in July 2012 and then get paid proper pay for that summer holiday? Hope that makes sense!!