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How to maximize maternity leave
« on: January 24, 2017, 04:04:23 pm »
what should I do to maximize maternity leave in singapore?

I would want to max out maternal leave so that i can rest as much as possible =)
does it matter if i work in government agency or private company?
to be honest, i do not even know the basic maternity leave available for singaporeans. ... i think i must go read up.

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Re: How to maximize maternity leave
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 11:40:45 pm »
From what I understand, its 16 weeks maternity leave. First 8 weeks are counted as calendar days of 56 days and must be taken continuously. Next 8 weeks are counted as 40 work days and can be taken flexibly upon agreement with your company.

Eg, if there is a public holiday in the 2nd 8 weeks and you take first 8 weeks, followed by say 35 work days, u can enjoy the public holiday that will take place in the 2nd 8 weeks as well.

However, if u take the full 16 weeks, it will be counted as 112 calendar days and there will be no make up of the public holiday
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Re: How to maximize maternity leave
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 11:41:58 pm »
Anyway there is a maternity leave calendar on MOM website that u can use to check the dates if u take the full 16 weeks at one go

This is the MOM website to calculate maternity leave http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/leave/maternity-leave/calculate-maternity-leave
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Re: How to maximize maternity leave
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 11:29:25 am »
I think is quite hard to really try on maximize maternity leave unless you schedule your csect to be near public holiday then maybe you will get extra 1-2 days bonus.

Otherwise my best suggestion is work till the date you give birth (i know is not easy but try your best), and take only 3 months maternity leave. Leave 1 month allowance. if you are sending your child to IFC or nanny, if your child fall sick or you need to bring for checkup, you still can use your maternity leave. Because 6 days childcare leave is definitely not enough to use.

That is how i do for my #1 and #2.
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Re: How to maximize maternity leave
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 01:01:46 pm »
Anyway there is a maternity leave calendar on MOM website that u can use to check the dates if u take the full 16 weeks at one go

This is the MOM website to calculate maternity leave http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/leave/maternity-leave/calculate-maternity-leave
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Re: How to maximize maternity leave
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 01:06:42 pm »
I think is quite hard to really try on maximize maternity leave unless you schedule your csect to be near public holiday then maybe you will get extra 1-2 days bonus.

Otherwise my best suggestion is work till the date you give birth (i know is not easy but try your best), and take only 3 months maternity leave. Leave 1 month allowance. if you are sending your child to IFC or nanny, if your child fall sick or you need to bring for checkup, you still can use your maternity leave. Because 6 days childcare leave is definitely not enough to use.

That is how i do for my #1 and #2.

Yeps agree, 6 days childcare leave definitely not enough to bring the child for visits to the doctor so I'll be saving some days of my maternity leave to use thereafter as well. Plus its not worth it to take full 16 weeks cuz there's no make up of public holiday ;D there's going to be 3 public holidays in april to may 2017!  ;)
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