Daycare centers, afterschool and in-home childcare re-open for regular childcare
As of 11 May 2020, children up to 4 years are allowed back into formal childcare. Children between 4 and 12 years old are allowed back into formal afterschool care. The Dutch tax office continues to pay the 1/3 parental contribution (up to the maximum hourly rate).
Daycare and in-home childcare: childcare for 0 - 4 years old
The Dutch government fully lifted restrictions on daycare for children up to 4 years old. As of 11 May 2020, daycare centers and in-home childcare providers (gastouders) are permitted to accept childcare for this age group.
Afterschool care and in-home childcare: childcare for 4 - 12 years old
The Dutch government partly lifted restrictions on afterschool care for children from 4 to 12 years old. As of 11 May 2020, afterschool care centers and in-home childcare providers (gastouder) are permitted to accept childcare for this group conform the school attendance schedule. For the days that your child is attending primary school, afterschool will also be available. Check with your child's school for the schedule details.
Regulations informal childcare
No formal government restrictions applies to informal childcare. The Dutch cabinet recommends that the official guide lines are adhered for informal childcare as well.