Costs of toddler care
Preschool or toddler care is intended for children from 2(.5) to 4 years old and is mainly focussed on the development of speech and language, even before a child goes off to primary school. The changes in funding can be divided into two groups for working and not working parents:
1. Both, or one of both, parents work:
Do you have a child between 2 and 4 years of age, do you (both) work and do you currently receive a Childcare Allowance (CA)?
You will fall under the Child Care Act. You’re already, or are going to pay an income-related contribution and your toddler is being cared for by an official ECE institution. The conditions for toddler care are the same for you as for day care financially.
Do you have a child between 2.5 and 4 years of age, do you (both) work, do you currently receive a Childcare Allowance (CA) and have you received an indication from the Centre for Youth and Family?
Then the municipality will pay for 5* hours of childcare per week, up to a total amount of €7.18 per hour. ** You will be responsible for paying the remaining part of the hourly rate to Het Steigertje. These 5 hours of childcare can be deducted from the hours of childcare you currently pay for, or you can opt to purchase extra childcare on Wednesdays or Fridays from 8.00 to 13.00 hours, or from 13.00 to 18.00 hours in the group your child will be placed.
*Our location at Nieuwstraat offers day care and preschool facilities for 40 weeks per year. Parents wishing to use this location will therefore receive 6 hours per week of extra care at a reduced rate.
**The above is subject to you purchasing at least 10 hours of care per week, spread over a minimum of 2 days.
2. One or both parents do not work?
There is also a place available at the preschool for parents with a toddler (2.5 up to 4 years old) whereby one or both of the parents aren’t working, or for single parents who don’t work. These parents will pay an income-related contribution, or will be assigned a place subsidised by the municipality (providing they have been given an indication). You can find more information regarding this on our website. There are still some toddler places available at different Het Steigertje locations.
For the rate specified for your situation please contact the Department of Planning and Placement: (010) 206 07 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org or ask a question via our contact form.