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Career & Family

Longer parental leave or back to work full-time or part-time as soon as possible? After the birth, parents are faced with the decision of how to organize family and career. Find out here about working time models and options to help you achieve the best possible work-life balance.

Parental leave allows mothers and fathers to take unpaid time off work to look after their child. But how much parental leave are you entitled to? And what deadlines need to be observed? You can find answers to all your questions about parental leave here.

An important prerequisite for a successful return to work after the birth is reliable childcare. In North Rhine-Westphalia, you have the choice between various forms of childcare. Have you already thought about your wishes and needs? Get to know the different types of childcare on offer and find out more about the concepts and costs.

On the Familienportal.NRW, you can find information on all aspects of balancing work and family life as well as helpful tips for returning to work.

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Parental allowance

If you take a break from your job or work part-time after the birth, you will receive parental allowance. This financial benefit allows you to take time for your child and family. Here you will find important information you need to know about parental allowance.

Childcare - Registration

You are looking for a place for your child in day care or a day nursery? This way! Find out as early as possible from the daycare center or daycare provider of your choice or from your local youth welfare office whether there are free childcare places at the facility or daycare provider you want.