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CENTRE-BASED CHILD CARE SUBSIDY

 

Child Care Subsidy

 

A centre-based child care subsidy of up to $150 per month is currently available to Singapore Citizen and PR children aged above 18 months to below 7 years.[1]

 

 

From 1 January 2008, children who are PRs will be eligible for half the current child care subsidy.  From 1 January 2009, children who are PRs will not be eligible for child care subsidy.

 

Centre-Based Child Care Subsidy for Children of Working Mothers

 

Current Subsidy

(per month)

 

Revised Subsidy

(per month)

 

 From 1 January 2008

From 1 January 2009

 

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

Full-day centre-based child care

$150

$150

$150

$75

$150

$0

Half-day centre-based child care

$75

$75

$75

$37.50

$75

$0

Flexible hours centre-based child care

 

Pro-rated based on hours of care

Pro-rated based on hours of care

Pro-rated based on hours of care

Pro-rated based on hours of care

Pro-rated based on hours of care

$0

 

 

Centre-Based Child Care Subsidy for Children of Non-Working Mothers

 

Current Subsidy

(per month)

 

Revised Subsidy

(per month)

 

 From 1 January 2008

From 1 January 2009

 

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

Full-day centre-based child care

$75

$75

$75

$37.50

$75

$0

Half-day centre-based child care

$75

$75

$75

$37.50

$75

$0

Flexible hours centre-based child care

 

Pro-rated based on hours of care

Pro-rated based on hours of care

Pro-rated based on hours of care

Pro-rated based on hours of care

Pro-rated based on hours of care

$0

 

 

[1] Singapore Citizen infants aged 2 months to 18 months who are in centre-based infant care receive an infant care subsidy of up to $400 per month.  This was introduced in 2004 and limited to Singapore Citizen infants only; PR infants aged 2 months to 18 months continued to receive the current (lower) rate of child care subsidy of up to $150 per month.

Source: www.mcys.gov.sg Media Release 8 May 2007