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Variants of childminder childcare

Childminder childcare can be provided at the childminder's home, at another parent's home or in your own home. Below you will read about the benefits of each variant, the costs and the (statutory) conditions. All variants qualify you for childcare allowance up to € 6,15 per child per hour.

The variants

1. Childcare at the childminders's home or at another parent's home
2. Childcare in your own home for your own children and those of other parents
3. Private childcare in your own home only for your own children

1. Childcare at the childminder's home or at another parent's home

Benefits:
  • You pay per child per hour;
  • You may opt for a childminder who also cares for other kids,
    but you don't have to;
  • You do not need to continue paying if the childminder is ill or on holiday.
Conditions:

From 5,10 Euros per child per hour -> calculate your net cost here.

2. Childcare in your own home for your own children and those of other parents

This form of childcare gives you the luxury of a childminder in your own home, but shared with other parents. This means you pay per child per hour.

Benefits:
  • You don't need to bring and collect your kids;
  • There are kids from other families for your children to play with;
  • For parents with one child or with a childcare request for four or more days a week, this is more affordable than private childcare at home;
  • You don't continue paying if the childminder is ill or away on holiday.
Conditions:
  • From € 5,10 per child per hour -> calculate your net costs here;
  • The childminder only provides childcare, so no cleaning duties or shopping;
  • You should give the childminder the option of providing childcare to their children in your home on the days that he or she is providing childcare;
  • You need to factor in a term of notice of two months, so that the childminder has time to find a new childcare address.

3. Private childcare in your own home only for your own children

This is the most luxury form of childcare. You have your own childminder at home with whom you can make agreements about working hours, tasks and division of the day. You could for example agree that the house is cleaned, that shopping is bought and that a meal is ready when you arrive home. This then allows you more quality time with your family.

If the childminder is a family member, you may pay per child per hour. Is the childminder someone else? Then we make a distinction between the childminder who works in your home up to three days a week and the childminder that comes to your home for more than three days a week.

a) By a family member
b) By a childminder up to three days a week
c) By a childminder for more than four days a week

a) By a family member

Benefits:
  • Childcare is provided by a familiar face;
  • You pay per child per hour;
  • You do not continue to pay if the childminder is ill or on holiday.
Conditions:

b) By a childminder for up to three days a week

Conditions:
  • Childcare from € 10,07 per hour, regardless of the number of children to be cared for-> contact us for a quotation specific to your requirements;
  • Six weeks' income protection in the event of illness, at 70% of the last earned salary; but at least the minimum income.
  • The childminder is entitled to four weeks' paid holiday annually.

c) By a childminder from four days a week

This form of childcare works the same as private childcare up to three days a week. However, there is a greater administrative burden and a higher risk. Do you require childcare at home for four or more days a week? Then we recommend you choose option 2: childcare in your own home for both your own children and those of others, or for two different childminders that each work no more than three days a week. If you decide to opt for this form of childcare, then the following conditions apply:

Conditions:
  • Childcare from € 10,07 per hour, plus 16.69% employer contributions regardless of the number of children -> contact us for a quotation specific to your requirements;
  • You must submit a monthly income tax return, or outsource this to an administration agency (4Kids can refer you);
  • If the childminder is ill, there is a 104 week maximum income protection obligation at 70% of the last earned salary;
  • The childminder is entitled to four weeks' paid holiday annually;
  • You work with proper employment contracts (up to three times temporary) that may not be terminated prematurely.