Child care

When you arrange the child care for your children, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Children up to four years old can be looked after in a day care (Kinderopvang Humanitas), where they can stay for up to 10 hours a day ,a national organisation Phonenumber :053-4800020 and phone number :053-7009801

An overview of all day care centers in the area can be found on
Day care centers in the Netherlands are professionally run and employ fully qualified childcare staff. All childcare centers must comply with a strict standard of quality according to Dutch law.
For more information and the possibilities for bi-lingual or international day care, click here.

It is also possible to put the care of your children in the hands of a childminder; at your own home or theirs. This person will usually look after a few children of young age at the same time.

Nanny services are not very common in the Netherlands, especially in our part of the country. There are a few, but their available hours will therefore be limited.

If your children go to day care or are under the care of a certified childminder, then you are most likely eligible for a childcare allowance. Childcare is a subsidy to help cover the costs of childcare.
In order to receive a childcare allowance there are a couple of conditions. For more information please click here.