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Education & childcare

Besides top international educational facilities for students of all ages, Rotterdam and Schiedam also offers many facilities for:

  • Daycare (Dutch: kinderdagverblijf or ‘creche’).
  • Age: 6 weeks – 4 years. Most daycare centers are open 7am – 7pm.
  • Out Of School Care (Dutch: ‘buitenschoolse opvang’ or ‘BSO’).
    Age: up to 12/13 years.

Parents working in the Netherlands have the option to apply for Child Benefit if they have children under the age of 18. The rules for who can get child benefit and how much child benefit will be paid are set down in the National Child Benefits Act (AKW). Child Benefit is paid by the SVB. More information here.