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Unpaid Infant Care Leave (Singapore)

Entitlement and eligibility for unpaid infant care leave for employees in Singapore.

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Written by Nicholas
Updated over a week ago

A working parent is entitled to 6 days of unpaid infant care leave a year if his/her child is a Singapore citizen.


Your employee is eligible for infant care leave without pay if he/she meets all the following requirements:

  • The child is below 2 years of age. This includes legally adopted children or step-children.

  • The child is a Singapore citizen.

  • He/She has served his/her employer for a continuous period of at least 3 months.


Each parent is entitled to 6 days a year of unpaid infant care leave, regardless of the number of children.

If your employee's child is a Singapore citizen and below the age of 2, he/she is entitled to 6 days of paid childcare leave in addition to 6 days of unpaid infant care leave.

NOTE: From 1 January 2024, unpaid infant care leave will be increased by an additional 6 days per parent per year for each eligible parent. This means that each parent will have 12 days of unpaid infant care leave per year, in the child's first 2 years.

You can refer more on this from MOM's website here:

How Will This Appear in Payroll?

For any unpaid infant care leave that has been applied for and approved in the system, Talenox will push over any leave type days taken as 'No Pay Leave' deductions under Step 2 - Select Leave Payment/Deductions in payroll.

So, don't be alarmed if you see any No Pay Leave (NPL) amounts showing in your payroll for the month, it is likely due to the following leave types being taken in the system by an employee:

  • No Pay Leave

  • Unpaid Infant Care

  • General Leave

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