Parental Leave

Parental Leave Entitlements for Teachers

Parental Leave is a period of unpaid leave available to teachers for the purpose of caring for their children.

Teachers are entitled to 18 weeks parental leave in respect of each child up to age of 13 years and 16 years in the case of a child with a disability. There is no obligation however to take the full 18 weeks leave.

For further information on the Parental Leave Entitlements for Teachers please see Terms and Conditions of Employment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools, at link:

How to Apply

Teachers must complete the application form at Appendix A and return to their employer at least six weeks in advance of commencement of the leave.