CHILDCARE ALLOWANCE. OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN YOUR CHILDCARE SUBSIDY

The Dutch government provides substantial subsidies to lower the costs of formal childcare. These subsidies are known as the childcare allowance (‘kinderopvangtoeslag’). It can lower your childcare cost up to 80%. Obtaining and maintaining the allowance can be utterly complex. We can apply and maintain these childcare subsidy for you.

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

REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE SUBSIDY

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Childcare allowance calculator
Calculate your childcare cost savings!

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Find childcare providers
Blue Umbrella has a directory of qualified English speaking childcare providers throughout The Netherlands

“Combining Blue Umbrella’s tax return services with the childcare services has made the life of me and my family, who are working and living in the Netherlands, so much easier. Both are excellent services, setting the right expectations with respect to deadlines and its financial outcome”.

Jim

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Some Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT IS THE DUTCH CHILD BENEFIT?

The Dutch Child Benefit – not to be confused for Ducth Childcare Allowance – is money from the Dutch government paid towards the expenses of raising a child. If you live or work in the Netherlands and you have a child you are eligible to receive this benefit.

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WHAT IS BLUE CHILDCARE?

Our Blue Childcare Service will help you find a childcare provider and will assist you with the paperwork. We will pay the invoices directly to your childcare provider and we will apply for childcare allowance on your behalf.

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CARE ALLOWANCE FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN

Disabled children often need extra care. If your child lives at home, you may qualify for a care allowance (TOG) to help you provide that extra care.