Frequently Asked Questions childcare during corona time

Frequently Asked Questions childcare during corona time

We come back from holidays from a “red or orange area”. Can my child go to the childcare centre?

Everyone who returns from a country with an orange or red travel advice because of the corona virus, has already been urgently advised to stay in home quarantine for 10 days, even if the risk colour has changed to orange or red during the stay in that country. 

Children from 0 to 12 years old are allowed to attend daycare, school and sports, unless they have corona-related complaints or a housemate with a fever and / or shortness of breath. However, parents are not allowed to pick up or bring their children themselves during their 10-day home quarantine.

What are the physical complaints whereby my child may not attend childcare?

We follow the guidelines of the RIVM. Children in the age of 0 to 6 years who are suffering from a sniffle and a regular nose cold, will be allowed to visit the childcare again. Children with a fever, as well as children whose family member has symptoms of corona, must remain at home. 

Are children with chronic diseases welcome at the childcare centres?

If a child's complaints are recognisably unalteredly related to an already existing disorder, including hay fever or asthma, the child is allowed to come to the childcare centre. For exact information, see https://lci.rivm.nl/langdurig-neusverkouden-kinderen.

What will bringing and picking-up my child from childcare be like?

We have extended the bringing and picking-up times. It is possible to bring your child to daycare between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. and to pick them up between 4 and 6:30 p.m. It is also possible to pick-up your child from out-of-school care between the hours of 4 and 6:30 p.m. The playgroup has extended the bringing time from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, and children may be picked up during the half hour before closing time. We would like to ask you to bring your children in the age order from oldest to youngest (Out-of-school care, toddler, baby) and to pick them up from youngest to oldest. It is important that you keep to the 1,5-meter distance requirement towards other children and staff members. There can be a maximum of one parent present in the group at a time. Therefore, if another parent is in the group when you arrive, we ask that you please wait until they leave before entering. Parents are not allowed to enter out-of-school care locations. You will be informed of how this will exactly take place by your location.

Can we expect transportation to swimming lessons and sport clubs to once again be provided?

We are happy to announce that we will be able to restart sports transport to the permanent football and hockey clubs again this new school year. From Monday, August 31, we will be driving to the sports clubs for the first time.
Unfortunately, it is currently not yet possible to start up swimming transport. We are in consultation with the swimming pools whether and how it would be possible to let groups of children swim again from Bink. Being able to comply with the corona measures plays a role here, but also ensuring the safety of the children in the transfer of the Bink swimming supervisors and the employees of the swimming pool.

Compensation regulation

How will the government compensate the own contribution of parents who do not receive childcare allowance?

Do you belong to the group of parents who do not receive a childcare allowance or subsidy from the municipality, and have not yet received compensation from your own contribution? Then there is good news, because the government will also compensate these parents for the period that your child could not go to childcare. We are very pleased that the government is going to live up to the earlier promise. Because this group is not known to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), you have to apply for compensation yourself. What that application process will look like and how long it will take before you receive the money in your account is unfortunately not yet known. As soon as there is more information about this, we will let you know.

Earlier this year, the sector organizations in childcare opened a reporting point where parents who have not yet received compensation for their own contribution for childcare can report. If you have not yet done so, please do so via this link and you will also be informed via this link.

Emergency childcare

Will there be emergency childcare?

As of 1 July, we have stopped the last emergency childcare activities. We’re very happy that all this time we’ve been able to offer childcare to parents who work in crucial professions and needed this extra care. If you belong to that group and still need more care than your contract provides, even after 1 July, you can, of course, apply for more care in the usual way.

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