Parental leave policy is one of the factors often cited as being part of a healthy work-life balance in Denmark. For many families, the generous conditions may even be a factor in choosing to live in the Nordic nation. But the specific terms, and the process for applying for benefits, can be tricky to get to grips with. As a parent in Denmark, you're entitled to time off work to care for your child (parental leave or barselsorlov) during pregnancy and after birth. Who is eligible for parental benefits? EU provisions protect social security rights of EU citizens and nationals of non-EU countries legally residing in the EU. This means that you can have the same rights and obligations as Danish nationals with regard to social security. Wage earners in Denmark qualify for parental leave provided that they are under employment on the first day of the leave, have worked for at least 160 hours during the four months prior to the start of the parental leave, and worked for at least … [Read more...] about The Local’s introductory guide to parental leave in Denmark
Week guide to pregnancy
LOOKING for something to see or do over the next few days? Take a look at our guide to what’s happening around the district. HEBDEN BRIDGETHURSDAYA toddler group meets at Dodnaze Community Centre from 9.45am until 11.15am. Everybody welcome. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452. A gentle exercise class runs at Waterside Gym from 2-3pm. For more information, call 01422 886469. Mature yoga for health classes are held at Midgley Community Centre at 4.45pm and 6pm. The later class is aimed at an intermediate level. For more information, call 01422 842398 or 07809 478174. A art group meets at Wadsworth Community Centre at 6.45pm. Share new skills and learn new ones at the session suitable for all abilities. £4.50 admission. To book a place, contact Anna on 07759 386687. Calderdale Yoga Centre hosts a mixed level Ashtanga yoga class from 7pm until 8.30pm. For more information, call 07985 274181. Watercolour and drawing classes run at Machpelah Works from 7-9pm. … [Read more...] about Looking for something to do? Take a look at our guide to what’s happening!
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more articles for Members here. As a parent in Sweden, you're entitled both to time off work to care for your child (parental leave or föräldraledighet) and money to help cover the costs of child-raising. The benefits are paid out not by your employer but by the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan), which you need to register with and apply to in order to receive the payments. Who is eligible for parental benefits? If you have a young child in Sweden, you're likely to be eligible. Parental benefit applies to those who are the parent of a child, or have custody of the child. It can also apply to people who live with a parent, in certain cases (such as if they are married or a registered partner, sambo, of the child's parent). As well as that, you need to be insured in Sweden (this is usually the case for anyone living or working in the country) and taking time off work, study or … [Read more...] about Members’ Q&A: The Local’s guide to Swedish parental leave
Here are some things to do and see and places to go over the next few days. TodmordenThursdayExercise20 20 20 class. Bailey’s Gym, Walsden, 9.30am. Call 01706 839225. Modified pilates with chartered physiotherapist Kerensa Mckie. Roomfield Baptist Church, 9.30am and 10.30am. Ideal for all levels. Call 07724 144963. Tai Chi class for the over 50s. Fielden Centre, 10.30am. Call 01706 817926. Zumba class. DC Dance, the Old St John Ambulance Hall, Victoria Road, 6.30pm. Call 01706 839113.‘Aerobics with no mirrors’. Todmorden Cricket Club, 6.30pm. Call Karen on 07880 743972. Spinning class. Bailey’s Gym, 6.30pm.OtherLuncheon club. Roomfield Baptist Church, noon. Call Ruth on 01706 817556. Horse riding group taster sessions. Longfield Equestrian Centre, 5-8pm. Call 01706 812736. Independent Nightlife, a club for adults with learning disabilities. The Crypt, St Mary’s Church, 7pm. Open mic night. Hanuman Thai, Water Street, 8pm. Call 01706 817010.CraftsSew Solid … [Read more...] about Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday and beyond? Here’s our guide to What’s Happening!
MARINA is a mum of two who is married to a TV star and has her own business ventures. But who is she and what's the lowdown on her marriage with Ben Fogle? Here's everything we know... Who is Marina Fogle? Marina Fogle is the co-founder of The Bump Class along with her sister Dr Chiara Hunt, which prepares mums-to-be for their labour journey. The Austrian blonde also has a podcast with her sister called The Parent Hood. The dynamic sibling duo are the authors behind The Bump Class: An Expert Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, which was released back in February 2016. The 41-year-old currently lives in Northwest London with her husband Ben Fogle and their children. Their two children are named Ludovic Herbert Richard and Iona. ALL ABOUT THAT BAKE Here's everything you need to know about the Bake Off challenges BULIMIA BATTLE Hollyoaks announces special episode on Cleo McQueen's eating disorder IT'S A GAL THING Meet Ruby Bhogal - The Great British Bake Off 2018 contestant from … [Read more...] about Who is Marina Fogle? Ben Fogle’s wife and mother to their two children