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Extended childcare leave

You may be entitled to 2 days of extended childcare leave every year if your youngest child is in primary school. 

You are eligible for 2 days of extended childcare leave per year if you meet the following requirements:

  • Your youngest child is between 7 and 12 years old (inclusive).
  • Your child is a Singapore citizen.
  • For employees: you have served your employer for a continuous period of at least 3 months.
  • For self-employed: you have been engaged in your work for a continuous period of at least 3 months, and have lost income during the childcare leave period.

These 2 days will be paid for by the Government, capped at $500 per day, including CPF contributions.

If you are a part-time employee, you are entitled to 2 days of extended childcare leave based on your work schedule.

If you work 4 hours per day, your extended childcare leave entitlement will be 2 (days) X 4 (hours) = 8 hours.

Note: For parents with children in both age groups (i.e. below 7 years as well as between 7 and 12 years), the total paid child care leave for each parent is a maximum of 6 days per year.

If your child is born in August 2013, you can start your childcare leave in either 2013 or 2014, as follows:

If you start your childcare leave in Your last 6 days of childcare must be taken in Your last 2 days of extended childcare leave must be taken in
2013 2019 2025
2014 2020 2026

How to apply or claim

For instructions on applying for leave or claiming reimbursement, you can use any of the following:

Last Updated: 26 October 2017