Daycare Center Benefits
AUC has designated the “Early Years Company”, a registered NGO center, independent from the university operating in the new campus, that can accommodate up to 85% of AUC employees children, as the primary child care service provider for eligible employees working on the new campus. All regular, full-time female employees with children under the age of five years are eligible to participate in the program.
The benefit is applicable for up to two children per eligible employee. The employee will be required to pay monthly daycare fees to “Early Years Company” equivalent to 5 percent of her monthly salary for the first child and an additional 4 percent for the second child. The AUC benefit will pay the balance of the monthly fees. Eligible employees who are unable to enroll their child (children) in “Early Years Company” or who prefer to use another daycare center of their choice may also receive the benefit. In that case, the maximum amount the university will contribute is limited to what would be paid if the child was enrolled in “Early Years Company”.
In the case of “Early Years Company”, payroll deduction may be used to pay the employee’s share of the monthly fees; AUC will forward to the center the balance. In the case of eligible employees who use a daycare center other than Early Years Company, the employee is responsible for paying the daycare fees in full and the university will reimburse the employee in case the fees exceeds 5 percent of her monthly salary for the first child and additional 4 percent for the second child. Also in that case, the maximum amount the university will contribute is limited to what would be paid if the child was enrolled in “Early Years Company”.
It is important to note that to receive such reimbursement, the daycare center providing the service must be licensed by the relevant Egyptian authorities and the center must agree to permit AUC to periodically review documentation supporting the child’s continuing enrollment and attendance and, payment of the monthly fee for which the eligible employee is being reimbursed.
Although there will not be a designated daycare center located on the renovated Tahrir Square Campus, eligible employees working on that campus will also be able to access the daycare benefit on the same basis.
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