You would probably love the climate and darkness also . Yes, you get around 100 e/month per child and it is not income based. You get an additional 50 e/month per child if you are a single parent. Paid maternity leave (you get around 2/3 of your salary or ca 550 e/month if you have not had income) is around 10 months. You can stay at home til the baby is three years old but you do not get after 10 months paid (except Kela pays a small amount). Now they are discussing a new model for the maternity/paternity leave called 6+6+6. In that model the mother would get 6 months, the parents could choose who keeps the next 6 months and the last 6 months period would be reserved for the father. But it is not yet been going through legislation.