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Croatian, Za vise informacija na hrvatskom jeziku, molimo kontaktirajte Tamaru, tamara@homeinleiden.nl

German, Wenn Du weitere Informationen auf Deutsch brauchst, wende Dich bitte an Dorothea, dorothea@homeinleiden.nl

Danish, For mere information paa Dansk kan De kontakte Heidi. ckb.hw@wxs.nl

Hebrew, michalstup@hotmail.com

Russian, u.jurik@yahoo.com

Czech, Pro více informací v ceském jazyce kontaktujte prosím eva.pentel@seznam.cz

Japanese, mari@homeinleiden.nl

French, Pour plus d'informations en français, vous pouvez contacter Claire Caron sur clairecaron@hotmail.com

Polish, Po dodatkowe informacje w jezyku polskim kontakt d.tomkiewicz@gmail.com or lidiacichocka@op.pl

Spanish, Si quieres más información en castellano, no dudes en ponerte en contacto conmigo, Laura laura@homeinleiden.nl

Indian, Please contact Rippy at rippy@homeinleiden.nl if you'd like help in Hindi or Punjabi.

Diana Jekina, djekina@hotmail.com.

INFO

About us
Pregnancy and Birth
Childrens Health
Childcare
Schools
Learning Dutch
Previous Homepages
FAQ: Moving to Leiden
Oegstgeest

WHERE TO GO

Museums
Playgrounds
Parks
Cafes and Restaurants
Getting around
Hotels and B&Bs
The library

CHILDCARE

  1. Introduction
  2. Full childcare
    Creches
    Childminders
    Nannies
  3. Preschools
  4. Out-of-school care
  5. Contact information

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Full childcare

Nannies

This is someone coming to your house to look after your child(ren) while you work, and can be the ideal solution for some families; all the advantages of a childminder (personal contact, familiar home environment...) and no need to ferry the child to and fro, plus potentially more flexibility about return times.

Just as for a childminder, though, finding the right trustworthy person can be fraught with difficulties, the more so because nannies are relatively rare here compared with many other countries. Nannies here tend to charge by the hour, not per child, meaning that they are a good bet for the larger family, especially if they are registered and you can claim the subsidy. Note that if the nanny works for you for more than three days in the week, you become officially her employer and responsible for all sorts of things like health insurance, pension etc., and things become (prohibitively) more complex and expensive.

The agencies already listed under Childminders can also help you find nannies and organise the financial side (in Dutch ...). Nannies are markedly more common in expat-rich places like the Hague or Amsterdam, and www.blueumbrella.nl may be able to help you (in English). Their fees are high, but a phone call for advice, at least, will not cost you anything. Another high-end organisation is www.nanny.nl .

HomeinLeiden confesses to ignorance about au-pairs and can't offer any help on that front!

 

SOCIAL

Baby/Toddler Groups
Vogelwijk Playgroup
Oegstgeest Family Life
Classes and Sports
Photo Gallery
Vrouw Kind Centrum

USEFUL STUFF

Shops
Find a Babysitter
Dutch Etiquette, Festivals and Traditions
Greener Leiden Living
HIL Top Tips
Expat Centre Leiden
Useful Links