Schools & Childcare

The general term for child care in the Netherlands is kinderopvang, which covers options such as host parents, day care facilities and nursery school. Child care is available between the age of 6 weeks and 4 years old. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 can receive day-care before and after school. From the age of 4 (5 is compulsory) children start their primary education. In the Netherlands you have a huge variety of schools to choose from.