Childcare costs in the Netherlands are very high. Luckily, the Dutch government provides substantial subsidies to lower these costs. Childcare subsidies are to be obtained through the Dutch Tax Office in the form of childcare allowance ('kinderopvangtoeslag'). Childcare allowance is available for parents that are (temporarily) working or studying in the Netherlands, irrespective of nationality or type of childcare they choose to use; daycare, after school care and childminders. Childcare allowance is also available for tax exempt residents, for example diplomats and employees of international organizations.
Blue Childcare is designed to help you finance your childcare costs and benefit optimally from from the available childcare subsidies. Blue Childcare is a full service concept:
If you want to hire a nanny privately, you may be required to employ her. To do so and become a private employer, you will face the high burden of becoming a Dutch employer and become subject to the Dutch labor laws. As a private person, you may find the responsiblility too much burder to bear. Luckily, we can help you here. Our Blue Private Staff program let's you officially hire a domestic servant, while enjoying full flexibility in hiring. No fixed hiring terms required. We discharge you from the employer's responsibility and administrative duties. Your servant is hired through Blue Umbrella who provides salary statements, pension savings, paid holiday leave and sickness leave coverage at an affordable fee. Contact us for more information.