Tip: take parental leave or keep working full time?

Do you want to spend as much time with your little one as possible? Or is arranging childcare during the holidays simply impossible? Mothers and fathers in Belgium are entitled to ‘parental leave’.  


Discuss the various parental leave options with your employer well in advance. That way, you will usually be able to take your parental leave at a time of your choosing (providing this is prior to your child's 12th birthday). 

Would you like more information about the conditions attached to parental leave? Take a look at your region’s website: 

Flanders: https://www.vlaanderen.be/ouderschapsverlof 

Brussels & Wallonia: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultTab.aspx?id=547