Just had a meeting with my boss and a manager regarding maternity stuff they have to go over. One thing they they do here which is good is they give you benefits such as full pay for the 1st 6 weeks and then SMP plus half your pay for the next 12 weeks after that then until 39 weeks you get SMP. SO bonus I have a lot more money than I was expecting. BUT if you do not return to work after your maternity which I wasnt planning to you have to pay the halp pay back. so Urg!! You have to work at least 26 weeks after maternity not to pay it back. I asked if I could just have the SMP instead of the half pay on top as it only amounts to an extra £45 a month as I work part time so I wouldnt have the pressure but you cant. So now my plans are all buggered!! Im just going to have to save the extra money each month to pay back the college, grr.