What is childminder care?

There are four forms of childcare in the Netherlands: the daycare centre (KDV) for 0-4 year olds, the out-of-school care (BSO) for school-age children, care at home care by a nanny and childminder care. The latter two forms of childcare offer care for children aged 0 to 13 years. Kroostopvang has been specializing in childminder childcare for over 20 years, and since 2013, you can turn to our partner Kinderopvang Thuis for home care by a nanny.

Childminder care offers care for children from 0 to 13 years. For the youngest children, from 0 to 4 years, this is about care that may take place throughout the day. Older children (4 - 13 years old) who go to primary school can go to the childcare centre for childcare before and after school and during school holidays.

Small-scale and personal

A childminder takes care of a group of 4 or 5 but a maximum of 6 children at the same time in their own house. The childminder's own children are included in that count. Childminder care is mainly based on your wishes and requirements. Kroostopvang proposes a childminder who meets your (parenting) wishes; you make the final choice.


Kroostopvang offers tailor-made childminder care. This form of childcare is flexible when it comes to start and end times and childcare days. You agree with the childminder on the number of childcare hours that suit you. Children of different ages, ranging from 0 - 4 years and 4 - 13 years, may be cared for by a childminder.

Reliable and safe

Kroostopvang has been coming (for years) to the childminder's home and knows the childminder well. Kroostopvang performs a Risk Inventory every year to assess the home and the surrounding area for safety and hygiene. The course of the care is regularly discussed and evaluated. The GGD inspector also performs an inspection. 


The childminder receives an amount per hour per child, and you also pay office costs per month. The government contributes to the childcare costs in the form of a childcare allowance. The amount of the childcare allowance depends on the family income and may amount to around 90% of the costs. Would you like to find out the net childcare costs for you? Request a customized quote.