Affordable Happiness: useful tips from KidsLife

Regardless of whether you’re a first-time mum or dad or an experienced parent: parenting invariably involves a lot of expenses. What premiums are available? Are you entitled to any allowances? How to keep things affordable? These are all questions we would like to help you with. On this page you’ll find everything you need for affordable happiness. From concrete tips on how to save on children’s stuff to an overview of premiums.
What type of insurance does your child require?

What type of insurance does your child require?

There are so many things to arrange when having a baby. And you’ll obviously want the best for your little one. But sometimes it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. What about all those insurance policies, for example?
What type of insurance does your child require?
Want to calculate your Child Benefit payment amounts? Discover what you’re entitled to here!

Want to calculate your Child Benefit payment amounts? Discover what you’re entitled to here!

Keen to calculate your Growth Package, Child Benefit or Family Allowance payment amounts? Discover what you’re entitled to via our handy online tool! All children are entitled to the Basic Amount. Discover whether your family is entitled to any additional premiums and allowances.
Calculate your Child Benefit payment amounts
What are the financial implications associated with your newly-formed blended family?

What are the financial implications associated with your newly-formed blended family?

How can you resolve the financial issues that typically arise as the result of forming a blended family with your new partner? It’s not as easy as you might think. Fortunately, our tips will enable you to continue viewing your new relationship through rose-tinted glasses and help you become the best step-parent in the world! At least, that’s the idea.
What are the financial implications associated with your newly-formed blended family?
Why children are happier in school

Why children are happier in school

Children are returning to school, and that’s a good thing. Not every child is equally suited to home learning. Children long to see their classroom friends and peers. The structure that school provides is also extremely beneficial. And they can subsequently blow off steam during the holidays.  
Why children are happier in school
Recently divorced and now a single parent? Then you’ll need to arrange the following

Recently divorced and now a single parent? Then you’ll need to arrange the following

A divorce has a serious impact on you and your family. Emotionally and in most cases financially. As a single parent, it's not easy to keep all the balls in the air. This practical list serves as a handy reminder for getting your financial affairs in order. Because, remember: You're not alone!
Recently divorced and now a single parent? Then you’ll need to arrange the following
Cheap, second-hand baby items

Cheap, second-hand baby items

How long is your wish list of baby essentials? Already breaking into a sweat at the mere thought of how much it will cost? Don’t panic! Request your Starting Amount or Maternity Allowance on time, and get started with our great savings tips.
Cheap, second-hand baby items
Maternity leave, parental leave and time credit

Maternity leave, parental leave and time credit

Would you like to spend more time with your family? The good news is that you can. Because as a parent, you're entitled to maternity leave, birth leave, parental leave and time credit. How does it work exactly?
Maternity leave, parental leave and time credit
Managing on a budget

Managing on a budget

Do you want to improve your quality of life, but are worried you won't be able to make ends meet? Or are you one of those many families for whom, despite having two incomes, the end of the month always comes too soon? Where does all the money go? And is there a way you can do more with less? 
Managing on a budget
Choosing affordable childcare: how to go about it?

Choosing affordable childcare: how to go about it?

One of the first things you need to arrange during your pregnancy is your baby’s future childcare. The waiting lists are still long, particularly for the most sought-after nurseries. Should you choose a childcare facility close to your home or work, a childminder or nursery? And how can you keep your childcare costs in check? This overview will help you get started.
Choosing affordable childcare: how to go about it?