Childcare costs

Childcare is often less expensive than you think. If you’re a single parent and work or study, or if both a child’s parents/guardians work and/or study, you are usually entitled to Dutch childcare allowance. The amount depends on your income. 
You can apply for childcare allowance via the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. If you want to know the amount of childcare allowance you are entitled to, or if you have any other questions regarding childcare allowance, please go to questions about childcare allwance.


Rates childcare

You can download our rates for day care and out-of-school care for 2024.


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