Maternity & Childcare Leave Policy

Maternity & Childcare Leave Policy

The maternity leave and childcare policy at Healy consultants is based on guidelines set out by the Singapore Employment Act (Part IX) and The Child Development Co-Savings Act. This policy becomes effective from 01 October 2016.

Employees not governed by the Acts

Employees not governed by the Singapore Employment Act or the Child Development Co-Savings Act include i) staff earning more than S$ 4500 per month and ii) staff who’s child is not a Singaporean citizen.

For these Healy Consultants staff, a separate arrangement will be agreed between you and the Healy Consultants HR Director concerning length of maternity leave, hours of work and salary during the maternity leave period.

Healy Consultants is a small professional consulting firm. Consequently, staff leave and staff costs have a significant impact on cash flow. Staff leave has a negative impact on our ability to provide a timely and quality service our Clients’.

Employees governed by the Acts

  • If your child is 1) a Singapore citizen, 2) You are legally married to the child’s father and 3) You have worked for Healy Consultants for at least 3 continuous months before the birth of your child, then you are entitled to 16 weeks’ maternity leave. The first 8 weeks will be paid by Healy Consultants and the second 8 weeks will be paid by the Singapore Government (Initially paid by Healy Consultants than claimed back through Government-Paid Maternity Scheme). This is an entitlement if you meet the above 3 mentioned criteria regardless of whether you are covered by the employment act or not;
  • If your child is a 1) Singapore citizen, 2) You are not legally married to the child’s father 3) You have worked for Healy Consultants for at least 3 continuous months before the birth of your child and 4) You are covered by the Singapore employment Act then you are entitled to 12 weeks’ maternity leave. The first 8 weeks will be paid by Healy consultants and the remaining 4 weeks will be unpaid should you decide to avail of this leave;
  • If your child is 1) Not a Singapore Citizen, 2) You have worked for the company for at least 3 continuous months prior to the birth of your child and 3) You are covered by the employment act then you are entitled to 12 weeks’ maternity leave. The first 8 weeks will be paid by Healy consultants and the remaining 4 weeks will be unpaid should you decide to avail of this leave;
  • For more details, exceptions and special cases, please go to this page on MOM’s website
  • You are eligible for Government-Paid Childcare Leave (GPCL) if you meet one of the following sets of requirements. Child is Singapore Citizen. Your child is below 7 years old. Your child is a Singapore citizen. You have served your employer for at least 3 continuous months.
  • You and your spouse each get 6 days per year of childcare leave until the year your child turns 7 years old, regardless of the number of children you have;
  • Childcare leave is capped at 42 days for each parent;
  • You need to consume your yearly childcare leave entitlement by the end of that year. You cannot carry forward childcare leave meant for one year to the next;
  • Your leave is paid as follows: The first 3 days will be paid by your employer. The remaining 3 days will be paid by the Government. Payments are capped at $500 per day, including CPF contributions;
  • Child is not Singapore Citizen/ You are covered by Employment Act. If your child is not a Singapore citizen, you and your spouse are each entitled to 2 days of childcare leave if you are covered by the Employment Act and you meet these requirements. Your child (including legally adopted children or step-children) is below 7 years old. You have worked for your employer for a continuous period of at least 3 months. You are covered by employment act.
  • Your leave is paid as follows: The 2 days will be paid by Healy Consultants. Payments are capped at $500 per day.
  • For employees 1) Not governed by the Singapore Employment Act (Salary >SGD4500/ month) and 2) Who’s child is not a Singaporean citizen then there is no child care leave.
  • For more details, exceptions and special cases, please go to this page on MOM’s website