Hi there, we have upgraded our Payboy's Leave module for Childcare Leave! This update encompasses MOM regulations on the stipulated number of days for both Singaporean-born children and Non-Singaporean-born children.

Did you know of the following?

  1. Singaporean and Non-Singaporean born children have different entitlements

  2. Singaporean-born children are entitled to Extended Childcare Leave and this entitlement is 2 days per year (till the youngest child is aged 12) after 7 years of Childcare Leave? (Yes! We automate this for you too!)

  3. Employees need to have worked for at least 3 continuous months to be entitled to Childcare Leave

  4. Childcare Leave can start either in the current year or in the next year

  5. The first 3 days of Childcare will be paid by the employer and the remaining 3 days, by the Government,

The purpose of the update is to streamline the issuance of this particular leave entitlement to your employees. You would no longer need to worry about the finer details as we will take care of that for you!

How do I issue Childcare Leave to my employees?

Step 1:

Go to Leave > Leave Types > + New Leave Type

Step 2:

You should be able to see a page like this:

Select which citizenship the child belongs to: Singaporean Child/Non-Singaporean Child. Then hit the "Submit" button.

Once done, your leave type should be successfully created, and you should a page like this:

Step 3: Assign them to your employees

There are two ways in which you can assign this leave type to your employees, individually or mass assignment.

Mass Assigning

Go to Leaves > Leave Types

You should be able to see something like this:

Find the Childcare Leave, ensure that you are selecting the right one:

Childcare Leave (Singaporean Child) or Childcare Leave (Non-Singaporean Child)

Click on the 'eye' icon and you should see a page this like this:

Click on "View Entitlements" and you should see a page like this:

Click on "+ Mass Assign" and you will see a page like this:

On this page, you will be able to select the year in which the entitlement will start and hit the "Submit" page.

Do note: If the child is born in August, their Childcare Leave can start either the current year or the following year.

After this, you would be prompted to select employees.

You can select by: Company,Organisation,Department,Position or Employee

For the sake of this example, I've selected by employees. In the drop down box, I can now select multiple employees to assign the employees.

After selection, you can proceed to hit the submit button:

After this, you will see a summary page of all the staff that have been given the entitlement. The page will look something like this:

You're done!

Individual Assignment

Go to the specific employee's profile under the entitlement's page, you should see something like this:

Click the "+ Add" Button and you will be prompted to add an entitlement:

Select the leave entitlement using the drop down box, select the year in which you want it to start and hit "Create".

Do note: If the child is born in August, their Childcare Leave can start either the current year or the following year.

After clicking on "Create" the employee would have successfully been given the entitlement:

In this example, as I have selected 2023 as the start date, the entitlement is 0/0 and will show as 6/6 when 2023 comes (as indicated as the "Start Year:" 2023)

You're done!

You can refer here to learn more about Childcare Leave; its requirements and rules.

Feel free to contact us if you face any difficulties through the support chat icon on the bottom right of the screen or email support@payboy.biz. We will get back to you within 3 working days.

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