Is there any financial assistance for families who are unable to afford childcare fees even after the Basic and Additional Subsidies?
Low-income families with extenuating circumstances can apply for further child care financial assistance if there are unable to afford childcare fees even after the Basic and Additional Subsidies. They can also apply for a one-time grant to cover the initial start-up costs of enrolling a child in the centre.
Children who are Singapore Citizens and placed in affordable child care centres can be considered for further financial assistance.
Both parents should also be working at least 56 hours per month, or produce valid reasons for not working, such as he/she is on medical leave, under incarceration, looking for work, or has been certified as a full-time caregiver for a dependent. Relevant supporting documents should accompany the application.
Eligible families may apply for the assistance through the child care centre.
For more information, please approach your child care centre.