Christmas Holidays 2016/2017

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The festive season is fast approaching and to assist you we have set out below a ‘typical’ scenario regarding leave for employees on ECCE term time contact and full time staff for the holiday period during Christmas 2016/January 2017.

  1. Scenario 1 - Employee on ECCE term time contract

ABC Creche will be closing for Christmas on Wednesday 21st December that is the last working day and they will not re-open until Monday 9th January 2017. Typically this employee’s leave is calculated at 8% of the total hours worked in the period September to June each year.

22nd December - Thursday 23rd December – Friday 24th December – Saturday/Christmas Eve 25th December – Sunday/Christmas Day [Public Holiday]
Annual Leave Annual Leave As PH is on a Sunday another day can be given in lieu
26th December- Monday/St Stephen’s Day [Public Holiday] 27th December – Tuesday 28th December- Wednesday 29th December – Thursday
Public Holiday Give in lieu of PH on Sunday 25.12.16 Annual Leave Annual Leave
30th December – Friday 31st December - Saturday 1st January – Sunday/ New Year’s Day [Public Holiday] 2nd January - Monday
Annual Leave As PH is on a Sunday another day may be given in lieu Give in lieu of PH on Sunday 1.1.17
3rd January Tuesday 4th January Wednesday 5th January Thursday 6th January Friday
Annual Leave Annual Leave Annual Leave Annual leave
7th January Saturday 8th January Sunday 9th January Monday
Return to Work

In this example there are 9 days to be recorded as annual leave taken this can be recorded as hours [if using annual hours calculation] for example if the employee works 3 or 3.5 hours a day then that would equate to 27 or 31.5 hours annual leave.

There are 3 Public Holidays to be paid for please note that if you do not recognise the Tuesday in lieu of Christmas Day and the Monday for New Year’s Day then the employee is entitled to other arrangement for these two days. This is a legislative entitlement. The employee should be paid for these days and they should be recorded as PH.

If you have an employee who does not work five days a week and the Public Holiday or the alternative Public Holiday falls on a day that they would not normally work they are entitled to one fifth of a working week pay for the Public Holiday.

2. Scenario – Employee working full time

ABC Creche will close on Friday 23rd December at the usual closing time. If an employee wishes to, they may apply for a leave day. Your annual leave policy will apply in terms of how you manage your annual leave applications for example first person to have applied or seniority or rotation if someone had leave last year they may not be granted leave this year. A full time employee will have an entitlement of 20 days [four of their working weeks]

24th December – Saturday/Christmas Eve 25th December – Sunday/Christmas Day [Public Holiday] 26th December- Monday/St Stephen’s Day [Public Holiday] 27th December – Tuesday
As PH is on a Sunday another day can be given in lieu Public Holiday Give in Lieu pf PH Sunday 25th December
28th December- Wednesday 29th December – Thursday 30th December – Friday 31st December - Saturday
Annual Leave Annual Leave Annual Leave
1st January – Sunday/ New Year’s Day [Public Holiday] 2nd January - Monday 3rd January Tuesday 4th January Wednesday
As PH is on a Sunday another day may be given in lieu Give in lieu of PH on Sunday 1.1.17 Annual Leave Annual Leave
5th January Thursday 6th January Friday 7th January Saturday 8th January Sunday
Annual Leave Annual Leave
9th January Monday
Return to Work

In this example there are 7 days to be recorded as annual leave

There are 3 Public Holidays to be paid for please note that if you do not recognise the Tuesday for Christmas Day and the Monday for New Year’s Day then the employee is entitled to other arrangement for these two days. The employee should be paid for these days and they should be recorded as PH.

If you have an employee who does not work five days a week and the Public Holiday or the alternative Public Holiday falls on a day that they would not normally work they are entitled to one fifth of a working week pay for the Public Holiday.