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I work the night shift and my spouse works the day shift. Can my spouse stay at home to take care of a sick child after I come home from my night shift?

It is possible to get temporary child care leave if a child under ten years of age suddenly gets ill, and there is no other way to arrange care of the child. In the municipal collective agreement KVTES, and in the agreements for the church and sports organisations, the child can be under 12 years of age.

As a rule, your spouse cannot go on temporary child care leave to take care of the child in case you are at home after your night shift. Check your collective agreement to see if it has a special provision on temporary child care leave.