Has anyone any experience of taking parental leave?
Our staff handbook says I am entitled to 13 weeks per children with a minimum of 1 week and max of 4 weeks per annum.
I am thinking of taking 4 weeks mid-oct/mid-nov because we are moving house, which means moving nursery and finding a new nanny (to drop-off) and also re-organising our life. My career is pretty shot so I dont mind too much about the impact on my job.
The staff handbook doesnt say whether my application will be automatically granted or if like a request for flexi-time, it is considered but is not automatically accepted. Any experience?