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Extended Childcare Leave
Hi HR Professionals,
Do you give your staff childcare or extended childcare based on the child birthday? Example, staff youngest child turning 7 or 13 years old after the start of the new year, do you still give the staff 6 days for the coming 7 years old and 2 days for the coming 13 years old?
Extract from MOM website reads:
“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.”
We standardize everyone to using it via calendar year from the first year of birth and we do the declarations on the GPL portal. For the final year(s), this depends on what has been on record with the government submissions. This minimizes your tracking error even if the employee has joined from elsewhere and the previous company does not do regular submissions.
For accurate information, please check with pro-family.
They will base on the youngest child age and start at the age of 13. E.g. first born is Aug 2012 and the second is Oct 2013, hence the childcare leave will use the first born after one year will use the second child childcare leave. So which means the second child extended leave will start at the age of 13. Please visit: www.profamilyleave.gov.sg
Hope it helps from website.
“CCL or Extended CCL is based on the child's age, and eligibility for it up until the child's 7th [Pri 1] or 13th birthday [in Sec 1].
If the child is born towards the end of the year, you might still be able to take CCL or Extended CCL.
For my company, Childcare and Extended Childcare leave are calculated based on employee’s child’s anniversary year.