Eligible employees can take unpaid parental leave to look after their child’s welfare, for example to:
spend more time with their children
look at new schools
settle children into new childcare arrangements
spend more time with family, such as visiting grandparents
Their employment rights (like the right to pay, holidays and returning to a job) are protected during parental leave.
Further information on unpaid parental leave can be found on GOV.UK's website.