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Language level requirements for childcare workers

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2023

What changes?

Do you work in childcare? There will be language requirements for educational and childcare staff. Employees need to have a certificate or diploma that shows that they have a basic knowledge of the Dutch language. This means they should have attained a level 3F or B2 according to the European Framework for Languages (CEFR).

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs in childcare

When?

This change in the Childcare Provisions Act Regulations (Regeling Wet Kinderopvang) is expected to come into effect of 1 January 2023.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or the Staatscourant (in Dutch).

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