The recently introduced shared parental leave system will give eligible parents more choice and freedom in how they share the care of their child for the first year.
The aim of the new system is to give both parents a chance to stay linked to their workplace, and also to encourage fathers to play a greater role in the early stages of their child’s life.
Shared parental leave and pay comes into effect for babies due from 5 April 2015, or adoptions where the child is placed on or after 5 April 2015.
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It was so very different when my children were young!!