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Familiar-face criterion

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Do you run a childcare centre? Then you need to make sure your children’s groups meet the familiar-face criterion. This means that each child sees at least one familiar face in his or her group during the day.

Familiar-face criterion for babies

The standard for baby groups (under the age of 1) is two familiar faces, when the professional childcarer-child ratio is 1 or 2. If the professional childcarer-child ratio is 3 or over 3, the standard for babies is 3 familiar faces. A familiar face is important for babies for its sense of social-emotional security. The maximum number of familiar faces and which pedagogical childcarers they are is determined per child and not at group level.

Any further questions?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

+31 (0)88 602 44 44

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency