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We're reviewing how we manage staff break times and I'm wondering what breaks other people give their staff. At the moment we have a half-hour lunch break plus 15 minutes morning and afternoon - which are all paid.


Please would you mind saying what breaks you give during a full-day shift?

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Staff working a long day (9ish hours) get 10 minutes in the morning and then an hour for lunch which is later than children's lunch

Shorter days (6ish hours) get 10 mins in the morning and 1/2 hour at lunch time

4 hours or more (but less than 6) get 10 minutes in the morning

Less than 4 hours = no breaks


So 7.30 - 5.30 = 10 minutes in the morning (about 10 o/c) then lunch 11.50 - 12.50

8.30 - 6.30 = 10 minutes in the morning (about 10.30) then lunch 1.10 - 2.10

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Ooh, I feel harsh now! We're open 7 hours a day with staff in 7 1/2 hours (if they do all day) and they have 20 minutes unpaid break at lunch time (unless under 18, in which case they get 30 minutes).




We only have a few children staff over the lunch club hour, so aim to get all the staff lunch breaks within that time, so staff can socialise as well as have a break at our quietest time. They can go out, but in 20 minutes, you can't do a lot.

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  • 2 months later...

Staff work 8.30 to 3.30 (7 hours) and have a half hour break. Some staff start at 9.am-3.00pm (6hours) and still have half hour break.

If i'm right the law states you are entitled to a break if you work 6 hours or more.


I don't think i could survive working 6 hours without food. Hungry staff are not good working staff :blink:

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Staff of a variety of shifts! Over 6 hours 1/2 paid lunch break, and able to grab a hot drink/snack when children sat for their snacks (Kitchen in room) but not an actual 'break'


think I've fallen quite well though with it! Private day nursery

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