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If you are still breastfeeding your child once you are back to work, you have a limited time allowed to breastfeed or pump while at work. If you have any questions, please ask the Bureau du personnel.

The University of Neuchâtel has four areas to allow mothers to breastfeed or pump in privacy. Changing tables are also generally available.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions you may have, by email or phone 032 718 1044.

Family allowance

For more information about family allowance click here (choose the "allocations familiales" section).

Adoption leave

An adoption leave is allowed to the mother or the father for 4 months. It can be shared if both parents work in the public sector.

Parental leave (unpaid)

In accordance with the supervisor, an unpaid parental leave can be allowed for a maximum duration of 3 months. 

Paternity leave

5 days of paternity leave is allocated.

Sickness leave for children

1 to 3 days are allocated for times when your child is sick. This leave should allow the parents to take all appropriate measures to manage the child care. All information is available on the Bureau du personnel ("garde d'un enfant malade" section).