Do you work in or are you involved in the childcare sector? Or do you share an accommodation with a registered childminder? You have to be registered in the register for persons active in the childcare sector (Personenregister kinderopvang, PRK, in Dutch).
The register contains information on all persons active in the childcare sector. The data in the register enables continual screening of childcare professionals. The childcare sector includes crèches, childminders, toddler's play groups, out-of-school childcare, and childminding agencies.
You must register as a person active in the childcare sector if you are:
- the owner or a board member of a childcare centre
- a childminder or their adult housemate
- a temporary or permanent employee
- administrative personnel with access to the children’s details
- temping staff, trainee, volunteer, or self-employed staff
- living at the childcare premises
- frequently visiting childcare premises (such as cleaners, gardeners etc.)
How to register?
You register with DUO (Education Executive Agency, in Dutch) using your DigiD. You need a valid Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) with screening profile 84 (zorg voor minderjarigen) and/or function aspect 86 (kinderopvang). If you have any questions on your registration, you can contact DUO (in Dutch).
Link your registration
After completing your registration, you need to be linked to your childcare agency by the agency. If you change agencies or if your role changes, the agency must update your registration. Are you a self-employed professional in the childcare sector? Then you must link your registration yourself (in Dutch).
Childminding in parental home
Are you a childminder working in people’s homes? You need to register in the PRK. The parents do not need to register, nor do other people that may be present during the hours you work there. That is the parents’ responsibility.