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Parentdigm Guide to Infant & Child Care Government Subsidies

Please note the Basic and Additional Subsidy for center-based infant and child care are available to all parents with Singapore Citizen children enrolled in child care centers licensed by ECDA.

In any case, do feel free to log on to our portal as member to find out the estimated fees (after basic & additional subsidies) for your infant/childcare centre of choice using our Parentdigm Subsidy Calculator.

 

1. Basic Child Care/infant Care Subsidies

A basic subsidy of $300 is given to working mothers/single fathers who work a minimum of 56 hours per month and a subsidy of $150 for non-working mothers/single fathers.

For Infant care, a basic subsidy of $600 is given to working mothers/single fathers who work a minimum of 56 hours per month and a subsidy of $150 for non-working mothers/single fathers.

 

 

 

INFANT

CHILDCARE

Basic Subsidy

 Half day:
 Singapore working mother : $300
 Singapore non-working mother : $150

 Half day:
 Singaporean working mother : $150
 Singapore non-working  mother : $150

 Full day :
 Singapore working mother : $600
 Singapore non-working mother : $150

 Full day:
 Singaporean working mother : $300
 Singapore non-working  mother : $150

 

2. Additional Subsidy

Eligibility criteria: 

  1. A. Children who are Singapore Citizens.

  2. B. Mother/single father who is working 56 hours/month or gross household income of $7,500 or Per Capita Income of $1,875 below/month.

  3. C. Larger families with many dependents (Households with more than 5 family members, including more than 2 dependents only) can also choose to have their Additional Subsidy computed on a per capita income (PCI) basis. 

  4. D. The additional subsidy ranges between $100 - $440 for child care and $200 - $540 for infant care and is dependent on household income level. Please note that there is a minimum co-payment required from the parents based on the monthly household income.

  5. E. Stay-at-home mothers are NOT eligible for the Additional Subsidy. However, they will still enjoy a Basic Subsidy of $150 per month.

 

The additional subsidy is through means testing and will vary according to gross household income.
You can calculate how much total subsidy you are eligible using the https://www.childcarelink.gov.sg/ccls/home/Subsidy_Calculator.jsp


For more information on infant & child care subsidies:

FAQ for Centre-based Infant and Child Care Subsidies
Brochure on Child Care/ Infant Care Subsidy​ 

 

3. Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS) - With effect from January 2015

Parents whose gross monthly household income is $6,000 and below and have a Singapore Citizen child enrolled in kindergarten, nursery or pre-nursery (K2, K1, N or pre-N) programme in kindergartens operated by Anchor Operators (e.g. PCF kindergartens) or the Ministry of Education (MOE kindergartens) are eligible for KiFAS.

Please refer to the following FAQs and brochure for more information:

Brochure on Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS)​ 
FAQ on Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS)

 

4. Baby Bonus Scheme

The Baby Bonus Scheme extends cash gifts and CDA benefits to parents with Singapore citizenchildren and the scheme cover up to the fifth child in the family and more!

http://www.babybonus.msf.gov.sg