Blue Childcare

Obtain and maintain your childcare subsidy


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:

  • You benefit from lower childcare costs immediately
  • We apply for your childcare subsidy
  • We manage your entire childcare subsidy life cycle
  • We handle your end-of-year allowance filings;
  • Including other allowances and benefits such as health care allowance, rent allowance and child benefit (‘kinderbijslag’) from the SVB;
  • We act as an intermediary between the Dutch Tax office (that only communicates in Dutch) and yourself;
  • We handle all correspondence with the Dutch tax office (see Tax Mail);
  • We provide free legal support to restore reclaimed allowance money. 

Hiring a nanny

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.