Blue childcare

Blue childcare is a subscription service for parents who have one or more children attending a formal daycare center ('crèche'), preschool or who have childcare in the home. Blue Umbrella handles all of the necessary financial and tax administration, including the contact with your childcare providers. For nannies and live-in childcare providers, we offer dedicated payroll allowance packages with childcare allowance arrangements. Everything you need – we do it all!

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 invoices directly to your childcare provider and apply for childcare allowance on your behalf. The A monthly fee will be collected from your account after you have received your childcare allowance from the Dutch tax office.

How does it work?

To sign up for Blue Childcare is easy. Just create your own MyBlue page by registering free of charge on our home page. After you have registered, you can choose from a selection of services.

To sign up for the Blue Childcare subscription, you need to agree with Blue Umbrella’s terms and conditions. You will receive a contract to sign.

Once we have received your signed agreement, Blue Umbrella will start to file for your childcare allowance. We will contact your childcare center and let them know that they can charge us your childcare costs. We will bill you for the parental contribution that you need to refund to us.

Other services included

Blue Umbrella will also continuously update your allowance account with all changes related to income and childcare, and mediate between parents and the tax office if any issues arise. After the end of the year, Blue Umbrella will help you submit the necessary annual statements to the tax office.

Subscription costs

Blue Umbrella will also continuously update your allowance account with all changes related to income and childcare, and mediate between parents and the tax office if any issues arise. After the end of the year, Blue Umbrella will help you submit the necessary annual statements to the tax office. 

Childcare allowance calculator

The Dutch childcare allowance is available for all forms of formal childcare: daycare, after school care and home-based childcare. All forms of this childcare, should be registered with the national childcare register LRKP (landelijk register kinderopvang) in order to receive the allowance. Depending on your (family) income, number of working hours, type of childcare and age of your children, your amount of childcare allowance will be calculated and paid out by the Dutch tax office (Belastingdienst/toeslagen). However high the (family) income, some allowance is available for every family with formal childcare.


Childcare Allowance Calculator


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Blue Umbrella for Dutch tax matters

Living and working in the Netherlands for a time? We can help you with your Dutch taxes, so you don't have to deal with the Belastingdienst yourself. Whether you're employed or have a small business, we'll make your life easier and save you money.

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