As with all safety issues, we follow the recommendations from relevant authorities. In this case, the RIVM the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment).
Status 25-02-2022 9.00 a.m.:
Our locations are open.
We are doing all we can to keep our locations open, despite the sometimes great challenges when it comes to having enough pedagogical staff available.
Sign out children if they will not come to childcare
Sign your children off as soon as possible if you know they will not come to childcare, for example due to isolation after a positive corona test. This gives us a good idea of the number of children we can expect, and we can adjust our staffing accordingly.
Parents at locations
Per location we consider whether parents can come to the group. The measures that take effect from 25 February provide room for this. But due to the large number of infections at our locations at the moment, we are looking at whether this is desirable per location. Infections of employees have major consequences for staffing levels. Parents have received a message about the agreements that apply at their location.
From 25 February, wearing a face mask is advised, but no longer required. The advice does not apply to children.
From 25 February, keeping a distance of 1.5 meters is advised, but no longer reuqired. We ask parents to keep their distance at our locations where possible.
The advice to keep a distance does not apply to children.
Using the decision tree to decide whether children can go to childcare
You can use the BOinK decision tree to decide whether your child can go to childcare.
If there are several infections in the group over a longer period of time, the GGD will conduct an outbreak investigation. In that case, the GGD can still advise to issue quarantine advice for all children in a group. We will notify parents if this is the case.
If your child cannot come to childcare because they have to self-isolate in keeping with the current guidelines, the same rules apply as when your child is absent due to sickness. This means you can register your child as absent up to five days in advance and receive exchange hours. Registering your child’s absence is possible via the parent portal or the app.
Changing days and incidental extra care
We are pleased to be able to offer exchange hours as an extra service. However, it is not easy to keep this service available in these challenging times. We have decided to keep offering this service, subject to possible coronavirus measures.
The existing rules apply to exchanging and requesting incidental extra care, this also includes the validity period of exchange hours. Because we have to comply with coronavirus guidelines, the options for accommodating both exchange hours and incidental extra care are probably limited.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Which websites provide more general information?
- RIVM (https://www.rivm.nl/en)
- Rijksoverheid (https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19)
Will I be compensated for the costs for childcare if my children cannot come to childcare?
It goes without saying that for all concerned, no one likes it when children cannot come to daycare. For whatever reason. We ask parents to continue to pay the invoices, even if their children are temporarily unable to come to childcare. The childcare allowance also continues as long as the invoices are paid.
Whether the costs for missed care are compensated by us depends on the specific situation. More information about compensation can be found on this website.
Where can I find the rules for quarantine for children?
You can use the BOinK decision tree to assess whether your child is allowed to go to daycare. Check these carefully before taking your child to daycare. Because if several people from the group get corona, the entire group may have to quarantine. This has major consequences for the children, for you and other parents and for our employees.
If you have read the information above and you have further questions, please send an e-mail