Everything you need to know about parental leave
There’s nothing more rewarding than watching your child grow up. So, don't forget to apply for parental leave. This is a dream opportunity to spend more time with your family. Full-time, part-time, 1/5 or a combination of the various options? The choice is yours.
Applying for parental leave
You need to apply for parental leave in writing through your employer. You’ll receive an allowance from the RVA (National Employment Office) during your parental leave. It’s best not to wait too long to start the application procedure if you wish to take this leave.
Parental leave for people working in education
Are you a teacher looking to combine your career with your family life? It’s easier than you think.
Parental leave not approved?
Your employer can't refuse parental leave, providing of course that you satisfy all the conditions. We’ve listed these conditions for your convenience.
Paternity leave for the self-employed
As a self-employed professional, you're entitled to 10 days of paternity or parental leave. This leave is flexible and can therefore be taken at a time of your choosing.