What if I want to do Keeping in Touch days (KIT)

You are entitled to do 10 KIT days while on maternity leave without it affecting your maternity payment.  Any more than this and you will be classed as returning to work and your maternity payments will end.  Days should be agreed with your Line Manager/Practice Manager.  If you do a KIT day while on paid maternity leave you will either be paid for your KIT day or that weeks maternity pay, whichever is the higher.  If you do a KIT day while on your no pay maternity leave period, you will be paid for the KIT day.