Implement the Child Care Leave for Eligible Employee

In Carbonate, we follow the governing labour laws and regulations, especially on the employee leave benefits and privileges. Once the employee meets the criteria and is eligible for the leave, the Carbonate HR automatically make the employee entitled to that leave benefits and privileges. 

One of the automated leave is the Child Care leave. According to MOM Singapore, the eligible working parents of Singapore citizen children are entitled to 6 days of paid childcare leave per year. Parents of non-citizens can get two (2) days of childcare leave a year following the Employment Act.

Are you eligible for Government-Paid Childcare Leave (GPCL)? 

You are eligible for Government-Paid Childcare Leave (GPCL) if you meet the following requirements:

  • Your child is below seven (7) years old.
  • Your child is a Singapore citizen.
  • For employees: you have served your employer for at least three (3) continuous months.
  • For self-employed: you have been engaged in your work for at least three (3) continuous months and have lost income during the childcare leave period.

If your youngest Singaporean child is between 7 and 12 years old, you could be eligible for two (2) days of extended childcare leave.

When implementing the automated leave for employees, they must have an updated user profile. Below is the user guide for your reference:


Step 1

Go to the Staff List section. 

Step 2

Select the Staff profile by clicking on its tile.

Step 3

On the General tab, scroll down to the Hiring Company. Make sure to select Singapore. 

Then, on the Status, make sure that the Confirmed is selected.

Note: If you are a part-time, temporary, contract or probationary employee, your childcare leave entitlement is adjusted based on your working hours.

Step 4

On the Identification tab, go to the Nationality. Make sure to select the Singapore Citizen.

Then, scroll down and fill in the fields of the following:

  1. Marital Status
  2. Marriage Date
  3. Dependent
  4. Date of birth of Youngest child. 
  5. Birth Registration Number
  6. Birth Registered
  7. Full Name
  8. Sex of Youngest Child
  9. Time of Birth
  10. Place or Address of Birth

Then, toggle the box of “Youngest child is Singapore Citizen”.



Step 5

Click Save.

Now, the Staff is entitled to Childcare leave and may be able to apply for the childcare leave.

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