16 March 2020 – Refunded parents for childcare payments

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government has announced a payback scheme for all parents who have paid for childcare, but are temporarily unable to use such services due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Parents in the Netherlands are required to pay a personal contribution towards subsidised childcare as part of their income. The Government has agreed to compensate parents for their personal childcare contributions made over the period of 16 March to 28 April 2020.

This affects approximately 570,000 households, contributing €100 to more than €250 a month.

Compensation will be paid to 3,500 childcare organisations to refund parents will be reimbursed for their personal childcare contributions from June 2020.

The Government has allocated €175 million for the refund scheme.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/20/alle-ouders-krijgen-hun-eigen-bijdrage-kinderopvang-terug