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Language level requirements for childcare workers

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versieEffective date: 1 January 2025

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


This change in the Childcare Provisions Act Regulations (Regeling Wet Kinderopvang) will come into effect on 1 January 2025.

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