Family life

The purpose of this training is to help you and your family accommodate to Estonian society through acquiring knowledge about living in Estonia, focussing on the matters related to families and children and the opportunities of self-development and recreation in Estonia.

Content

In the course of the training, the most important topics will be discussed that people having come to Estonia for family reasons, having taken along their children or wishing to know more about the opportunities of self-development and recreation in Estonia could benefit from knowing in order to cope successfully in Estonia.

The following topics will be discussed, among the rest:

  • The legal bases for living in Estonia
  • The system of family benefits in Estonia
  • Children-related information and services
  • How to register your child for a school or a kindergarten
  • Parental benefit and parental leave
  • Opportunities for recreation
  • Estonian pension system
  • Estonian education system
  • The rights and duties of children and parents
  • Social services and allowances in Estonia
  • Labour market services and employment mediation portals
  • In-service training opportunities
  • Family-related services for foreigners.

Benefit

After completing the family-related training module, you will:

  • know the legal bases for living in Estonia and know where to find additional information if needed;
  • have an overview of various allowances and know where to find additional information about those;
  • be familiar with the most important children-related topics, incl. childcare services, benefits extended to children, hobby classes, social networks, youth work services, etc.;
  • have an overview of parental benefit and parental leave;
  • know the most common opportunities for recreation with children;
  • have an overview of family-related services offered to aliens and know where to find additional information about those.

Training Methods

The training day is structured on the basis of the specifics of adult learning. The classes have a very practical nature, a significant part of them consisting of single and group exercises as well as discussions.

In the course of the training, practical exercises will enable you to also share your own experiences and get to know those of others. This provides a good opportunity to get to know other foreigners moving to Estonia and to find common interests.

After the training, you will be able to take part in a joint event of interest and/or a city tour together, if you so wish.

In summary, the training day will provide you with ample opportunities to immediately apply your new knowledge in practice, to ask questions and to get answers to your questions. You will be in constant discussion with both the trainers and other participants throughout the training and you will have the opportunity to exchange experiences with other recently arrived foreigners and to hear what situations others have encountered and how they have solved any issues.

Training Materials

You will receive a voluminous folder of training materials, encompassing all the topics discussed at the training and providing comprehensive answers to most of the questions that newcomers coming to Estonia for family reasons, taking along their children or wishing to know more about the opportunities of self-development and recreation in Estonia usually have.

The Structure of the Training Day

The training lasts for 1 day (8 hours) and its general schedule is as follows:

9:00 –   10:45

The first set of topics

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:45

The second set of topics

12:45 – 13:15

Lunch break

13:15 – 15:00

The third set of topics

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 17:00

The fourth set of topics


The training day ends with a summary, during which the participants can ask questions about any topic that may have remained unclear for them or about which they wish to get more information. Thereafter, every participant will have the opportunity to highlight the most important things that he or she will remember from the training day.

The participants will also receive the necessary contact data where they can turn to with any questions they might get after the training.

The training’s organisers will offer coffee, tea and snacks to the participants during the training day. There is also a dining place near the training place that the participants can use if they wish to have lunch.

For more information about the family module, please contact the trainers: family@settleinestonia.ee.

Last modified: Thursday, 15 September 2016, 3:48 pm