Kela will pay child care allowance to the family for any number of periods as long as the minimum duration of each period is one month. You can look after your kid at home, as the majority of parents do until it is around nine months old (when the parental leave ends). Siirry suomenkieliseen sivustoon », Den här sidan är på engelska. Siirry suomenkieliseen sivustoon », This page is in German. You must therefore enter into an agreement on this with your employer before you can take the leave. Gå till den svenska versionen av sidan », Dát siidu lea suomagillii. The allowance period does not have to start from the beginning of the month. The right to child care leave is based on the Employment Contracts Act. The care leave can be taken in one or two periods (for each child). An employee is also entitled to take time off from work for a short period of time if his or her immediate presence is necessary for any unforeseen and compelling family reason owing to illness or accident (absence for a compelling family reason). The care leave can be taken in one or two periods (for each child). Sirdás davvisámegielat siidduide », Язык этого сайта финский. Siirry suomenkieliseen sivustoon », This page is in Russian. The remaining 36 days can be divided into up to two periods. Aller sur le site en français », Diese Seite ist auf Englisch. Wechseln Sie zur deutschen Version », Tämä sivu on englanniksi. Aller sur le site en français », Diese Seite ist auf Finnisch. Flexible care allowance is not granted for looking after a child who is three years old or over, but not yet in school. Check the matter from your employer.