Both parents who are employed will be able to take 10 working days (20 working days total for both parents) of paid child leave for each child under 14 years of age until the child reaches the age of 14. So, for example, for three children under the age of 14, one parent can take 30 working days of child leave and similarly, the other parent can take 30 working days of child leave. The more children under the age of 14 in a family, the more days of child leave a parent is entitled to.
It is important to note that it is not possible to take 10 working days of child leave per child per year, but these days are taken overtime until the child turns 14.
In a situation where a parent has more than three children, it should be noted that no more than 30 calendar days of child leave can be taken per year. So, for example, if a parent has more than three children under the age of 14, they can take up to a maximum of 30 calendar days of child leave for three children in one calendar year.
Parents can plan the child leave to coincide at the same time or take place at different times. Both parents have individual child leave days to use, and the time they schedule or use these does not depend on when the other parent did so or does so.
It is also important to know that single parents, i.e., if one of the parents is deceased or if there is no entry in the population register for the father of the child, have the right to use the child leave for up to 20 working days until the child reaches the age of 14; in other words, also use the child leave days to which the other parent would have been entitled.
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