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Childcare centre and playgroup accommodation requirements

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you run a day nursery, location for out-of-school care or playgroup in the Netherlands, you must provide suitably furnished rooms for play and rest. These rooms must be geared to the number of children and their age.

The 2012 Buildings Decree (Bouwbesluit 2012) and the Quality of Childcare Facilities and Playground Facilities Decree (Besluit kwaliteit kinderopvang en peuterspeelzalen) contain specific building requirements for childcare centres. The requirements with regard to the space and furnishing and fittings of playgroups differ from one municipality to another. Please contact your municipality for more information.

Virtual children’s day-care centre

If you would like to know more about furnishing a children's day-care centre, for example a kitchen or sleeping quarters, please visit the (Dutch-language) virtual children's day-care centreExternal link (virtueel kinderdagverblijf, VKD). To be able to do so, you have to register (free of charge). It then shows you which rules apply per room.

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