Parental Leave Letter

Parenting is a full time job. However, if you are a working parent, giving your kids the proper attention and care becomes even more difficult. It is usually helpful to have a partner or daycare professional look after children when you are away at work. If this is not possible and you have to attend to your child, then a parental leave might be required from work.

Let us show you how to write a parental leave letter, and if you want, you can also refer to the samples and template we have provided below.

Tips on Writing a Parental Leave Letter

  • You don’t need to give out a lot of details.
  • Clearly mention why your presence at home is essential.
  • State how the situation will change in the future.
  • Give the exact dates of leaves and when you will be back.

Instructions

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    Sample of a Parental Leave Letter #1


    To:
    Harold Kim
    Head of Accounting
    Big Industries,
    12345, Manufacturing Lane,
    Chicago, IL

    From:
    Anna Marie
    Accountant

    28th November, 2012.

    RE: PARENTAL LEAVE LETTER

    Dear Sir,

    As you know from our conversation last week, both my son and daughter have contracted chicken pox. Since they need my attention, I would like to request a 5-day parental leave to take care of them until they recover. I will need days off starting from Number 26 to December 1.

    Since my husband is a pilot, he is not always at home, making it difficult for me to leave my children at home all alone. While I am away on leave I will need someone from the office, preferably Sarah Miller, to look after my work. I have spoken with her and explained the tasks that need to be completed.

    I hope to get a positive response from you.

    Yours faithfully,
    (Signature)
    Anna Marie
    Accountant

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    Parental Leave Letter Sample #2


    To:
    Steven King
    Head of Human Resource
    Big Consultants
    123 Consulting Ave

    From:
    Henry Richards
    HR Executive

    Date: April 1, 2007

    Dear Mr. King,

    I would like to request a 1-day parental leave to take my son to the orthodontist. He is scheduled to have braces put in by the dentist on April 3rd, and I will be back to work on April 4th.

    As you know, I am a single parent and cannot send my child alone with someone else because he will not feel comfortable going for such a large procedure without me by his side. I hope that you understand my obligation and approve my leave.

    I will make sure that my projects are not affected in any way during my 1 day leave. However, in case something does come up, I can be reached on my cell phone any time during the day.

    Thank You,

    (Signature)
    Henry Richards

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    Template of a Parental Leave Letter


    To:
    (Manager's Name)
    (Manager's Position)
    (Company name)
    (Company address)

    From:
    (Your Name)
    (Your Position)

    (Date)

    Dear (Honorary with last name of manger),

    I am writing this letter to request a parental leave on (Leave date) on account of (Leave reason). Since my spouse is away on (Spouse situation), I will need to (Your responsibilities).

    (Work status).

    Given my circumstances, kindly approve my leave request.

    If you have any concerns, please let me know.

    Thank You,

    (Signature)
    (Your full name)

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