Child care subsidy

 Childcare subsidy in Singapore

Last Update: May 2016

Eligibility

Children who are Singapore citizens are eligible for subsidies when attending registered child care service centers.

Amount of subsidy

Amount of subsidy will be different for working and non-working mothers. Self-employed mothers are considered as working mothers. Mothers need to work at least 56 hours per month in order to be qualified as working mothers.



Service Type Monthly subsidy for working Mother Subsidy for Non-working mother
Full-day care $300 $150
Half-day care $150 $150
Other Flexible Programs
More than 48 hours weekly $300 $150
Between 36 to 48 hours weekly $220 $150
Between 24 to 36 hours weekly $165 $110
Between 12 to 24 hours weekly $110 $55

If the household monthly income is less than $7,500, additional subsidy will be given by the government as announced on 23th Jan 2013. Please refer to the table below for details

Gross Monthly House Income Gross Monthly Income Per Capita Maximum Monthly Subsidy for Full-day care Maximum monthly subsidy for half-day care
$2500 or less $625 or less $440 $220
$2501 - $3000 $626 - $750 $400 $200
$3001 - $3500 $751 - $870 $370 $185
$3501 - $4000 $876 - $1000 $310 $155
$4001 - $4500 $1001 - $1125 $220 $110
$4501 - $7500 $1126 - $1875 $100 $50
Above $7500 Above $1875 $0 $0

Example of Computation

The combined gross monthly household income of Mrs A and her husband is $6,400. The full day child care fee of their son is $749 (inclusive of GST). Mrs A is working full time.

The total amount of subsidy is as followed:

Basic subsidy : $300

Additional Subsidy : $100

The net fee after subsidy she is required to pay is ($749-$400) = $349.

Application

Applications for child care subsidy must be made by the infant/child care centre on your behalf.

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