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Childcare in the Netherlands

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What kinds of childcare are available in the Netherlands?

How much does day care cost and can I get help with its cost?

I am in need of a nanny/babysitter/childminder/au pair for my children. Can you suggest some options for me?

Babysitting agencies are listed in the phone book, the online yellow pages at Detelefoongids.nl (in Dutch only) or in local newspaper advertisements under ‘oppascentrales’. Please be mindful when choosing someone to care for your child. Always ask for and check references, and have a telephone interview before inviting someone to your home.

How much does baby-sitting cost in the Netherlands?