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.
My child needs extra care

My child needs extra care

Does your child have a long-term illness or does he or she need professional care because of a condition, impairment or disability? Then you might be entitled to one of several benefit schemes.
My child needs extra care
Gynaecologist or midwife: who does what?

Gynaecologist or midwife: who does what?

When you are pregnant, it is important to keep a close eye on your health and that of your baby. But who takes care of this monitoring? A gynaecologist or a midwife? Who does what? Who can you share your concerns with? And are these appointments reimbursed? These are all important questions for the parents-to-be.
Gynaecologist or midwife: who does what?
Host family for Ukrainian refugees.

Host family for Ukrainian refugees.

Ukrainian families may be entitled to the Growth Package and Child Benefits. What documents do they have to present? Does it have an impact on your own child benefits if you are hosting a Ukrainian family? We are happy to explain it all to you.
Host family for Ukrainian refugees
Time credit with or without a justified reason: everything you need to know.

Time credit with or without a justified reason: everything you need to know.

A break from work? Everybody needs it from time to time. Here, you'll find the answer to questions like: What are the conditions for taking time credit? Can I get time credit benefits? Are the rules different if I work in Education? 
Time credit with or without a justified reason: everything you need to know.
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?
My child is going abroad

My child is going abroad

Is your child keen to spread their wings? Are they planning to spend a year studying abroad? Or to spend their summer holidays with family overseas? In the majority of cases, you will still be entitled to the Growth Package or Child Benefit.
My child is going abroad
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