What is the cost for daycare at Teddy Kids?

Daycare (KDV) price: €9.33 per hour (as of 2020).
Full day = 11 hours
Half day = 5.5 hours

What is the cost for after school care at Teddy Kids?

After school care (BSO) price: €8.93 per hour (as of 2020).
Afternoon = ± 4.5 hours
Full day = 11 hours

After school care totals are based on and not limited to:

  • Hourly rate

  • Reserved hours depending on the specific school (elementary school opening hours vary Considerably; Teddy Kids accounts for these differences).

  • Planning teacher schedule.

  • Teacher time to design our full pedagogical programme.

  • Transportation methods.

Does Teddy Kids provide before school care ?

Yes! We also offer an optional before school care programme (VSO) from 7:30 - 9:00 (during regular school days). Please inquire with us which schools are available.

Before school care price: €8.93 per hour.

Why is there extra time added to after school care?

You may see “extra” time added to the total number of hours of the after school care contract.

For example, after school care on a school day is 3.5 hours, but your total usage for the day may reflect up to 1.5 additional hours, depending on the above factors.

These additional hours are not included during school holidays nor during teacher strikes.

What happens during teacher strikes and study days ?

When school is out of session, for a teacher strike or study day, Teddy Kids offers only full-day care. These days special days are automatically booked for your child.

Families who do not require childcare for such special days are asked to mark those days as absent as soon as possible. Changes made in Zaycare in time will receive a bonus option following the bonus option rules described later.

Read more from Teddy Kids about the bonuses here.

What kind of childcare contracts do you offer?

For daycare, Teddy Kids offers three types of contracts where you choose a full day or a half day.

Full Day: 7:30 – 18:30

Half Day Morning: 7:30 – 13:00

Half Day Afternoon: 13:00 – 18:30

After school care
For after school care, Teddy Kids offers a 52-week contract which includes school vacations.
The hours for after school care are as follows:

Regular school days: 15.00 – 18.30 (depending on school hours)
During school vacations: 7:30 – 18:30

We also offer an optional before school care programme from 7:30 - 9:00 (during regular school days). Please inquire with us which school are available.

Why am I paying during school holidays?

Teddy Kids is open 52 weeks out of the year, excluding national holidays and Leids Ontzet (3 October).

It is our policy to offer a 52-week programme to ensure a full curriculum and care for all families all year round. It is our vision that all Teddy Kids families have a place to call home at any time of year.

In addition, we remind parents that more than half of our pedagogical staff is permanent staff, meaning our teachers are compensated for 52 weeks a year, including vacations, sick days, and standard benefits, as well as professional development courses, according to the rules by the CAO for childcare centres. We also choose to offer more courses to maintain the high standard of care and curriculum that our Teddy Kids Community has come to know, to love, and to expect.

Finally, paying in advance for the month reserves your child’s space in childcare, even if you will not use every day of that month.

However, Teddy Kids offers the cash back bonus option or the voucher bonus option for such occasions as vacation. When registering your vacation time in Zaycare, at least 30 days in advance, the app will offer you the cash back bonus option or the voucher bonus option. Yay!
Read more about these bonus options here.

Is there a discount for families with three children?

Teddy Kids offers a discount for a third child once a family has accumulated at least 72 months of usage for two or more children during their time at Teddy Kids. After this accumulation of usage, a discount becomes available for a third child while that child attends daycare. Please enquire with management about applying this discount when you register your third child for daycare.

  • The following rules apply for the third child discount:

  • This discount only becomes available if there are no outstanding invoices.

  • This discount is only applicable for a third child in daycare, not a third child attending after school care.

Is there help in the Netherlands to pay for childcare?

Yes, there is! If both parents work or study in the Netherlands, then 99% of the time you are eligible for the childcare subsidy, known as kinderopvangtoeslag. You can apply for government subsidies for 33 - 90% of the total cost of childcare, depending on income.

See the Dutch Tax Authorities Kinderopvangtoeslag page to make a sample calculation.

Teddy Kids offers more information about the Dutch government childcare subsidy here.

What does Teddy Kids offer in terms of flexibility?

At Teddy Kids, flexibility is number 1! We want to offer the best childcare experience we can for your children—and you, the parents. We offer unmatched flexibility in childcare services in the following areas:

  • Daily schedule: drop-off and pick-up times can be arranged to suit your needs.

  • Nutrition: We happily cater to your child’s dietary requirements, offering gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options.

  • Customs from home: As an international daycare, we take into account different beliefs and customs, be they large or small, and work to make you and your child feel as comfortable and ‘at home’ as much as possible.

  • Language: At Teddy Kids, every group has one Dutch-speaking teacher and one English-speaking teacher, ensuring maximum language exposure, and making it possible to communicate with parents from the Netherlands and all around the world.

  • Vouchers: If you cancel on time, you can use 100% of the value of a missed day to book an extra day in future.*

  • Booking extra days: If you need to book an extra day outside of your contract, no problem! Let us know and we will accommodate you so long as there is space available.*

  • Contract: It’s easy to change your contract with Teddy Kids, with no penalties or extra administrative fees. Changes can go in effect that very week if that suits your family’s needs.

  • Open communication: If there are any improvements you think Teddy Kids can make, we want to hear from you! We are always open to feedback, suggestions or concerns to create the best childcare experience for you, your child, and our teachers.

*Read more about changing days and using vouchers here.