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. Extended childcare leave are not pro-rated.
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
How to apply or claim
For instructions on leave application or reimbursement claims, visit the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal.
Find out more
To find out more about Government-Paid leave schemes, you can visit: