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What is the eligibility criteria for Child care leave?

Employment Law

What is the eligibility criteria for Child care leave?

What and how much is childcare leave in Singapore? who gets it and how much?


  • Eligible working parents of Singapore citizen children are entitled to 6 days of paid childcare leave per year. Parents of non-citizens can get 2 days of childcare leave a year per the Employment Act.
  • If in case your child is not a Singapore citizen, you and your spouse are each entitled to 2 days of childcare care, The same would apply if you have stepchildren or legally adopted children below the age of seven.
  • Your childcare leave is covered at 2 days per year regardless of the number of children. Your employer will pay for the 2 days of childcare leave.

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