Childcare Allowance

If your child goes to a childcare centre or is taken care of by a self-employed childminder you may be entitled to Childcare Allowance.

The Dutch government intends to help both parents join the workforce to earn income. If your child goes to a childcare centre  (kinderopvang) or is taken care of by a self-employed childminder you may be entitled to Childcare Allowance (Kinderopvang Toeslag). This is a contribution towards the costs of childcare. 

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Note that there are various requirements to be eligible for this allowance. 

Similar to Child Budget, you can apply for Childcare Benefit via the tax authority’s on-line section “Mijn toeslagen” (My benefits). You will need your DigiD. The “Mijn toeslagen”-section is only available in Dutch. If needed you can (also) call the Tax Information Line; they can make an appointment for you at a tax office or refer you to a benefits service point. There, they will help you with your application.   

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