Playgroups in Hilversum fall under the Childcare Law. As a result, you may be eligible to receive childcare tax refunds or a subsidy from the municipality, depending on your personal situation. Additional information about the possibilities and rates for playgroups is given below. You will also find instructions on how to apply for cost compensation. Please note that different regulations apply to the International Playgroup.
Playgroup is for children from 2 to 4 years of age who live in the municipality of Hilversum.
In principle, you have the right to 2 partial toddler playgroup days per week. The parental contribution for 2 partial days per week as of 1 January 2023 is as follows: € 289.34 (family income higher than € 61,231 per year) or € 243.20 (family income lower than € 61,231 per year) per month. See chart below. The charges are for 40 weeks of care per year. The total amount is divided into 12 equal monthly payments.
|Family income 2023||Daily periods per week (4 hours per day)||Average hours per month*||Price per hour||Price per month|
|Higher than € 61,231||2||26,67||€ 10.85||€ 289.34|
|Lower than € 61,231||2||26,67||€ 9.12||€ 243.20|
* based on 40 weeks per year.
If your child has a “VVE” indication from the Consultation Bureau, he/she may attend playgroup for 4 partial days per week, provided space is available. There are no additional charges for the 2 extra partial days.
All parents can request a contribution towards the costs for playgroup. It is always necessary to request childcare tax refunds or a subsidy, even if your child has received a “VVE” indication.
There are two possibilities:
When your child goes to International Playgroup the following rates applies as of April 2023:
|Days (partial) per week||Average hours per week||Average hours per month||Price per hour||Price per month|
|2||6||20||€ 12.87||€ 257.40|
You pay for 40 weeks of childcare per year. The parental contribution is invoiced in 12 equal instalments.
Parents who are both employed or studying can apply to qualify for childcare tax refunds from the Dutch services for playgroup costs.
Do you need help applying for the childcare allowance or subsidy? You will find the address of the nearest allowance service point here. As a parent, you can make an appointment for free help with application for or change to the childcare allowance or the municipal subsidy.