What are the types of parental leaves and benefits in Estonia?

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Based on the changes to the Family Benefits Act, the following leaves will come into effect on 1 April 2022: 

  • maternity leave: This is for the mother only. 
  • paternity leave: This is for the father only.
  • parental leave (previously called childcare leave): Both parents can take parental leave, which is a right shared by both parents.
  • adoptive parent leave.


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