Childcare certain to be 5 percent more expensive
Longer opening hours at day care centres are sited for cost increase
1 November 2006
THE HAGUE - Parents will pay between 5 and the 10 percent more for day care in a crèche next year. That says the association of parents in the childcare centre Boink.
The higher cost is especially a consequence of the longer opening times. “The hourly rate is only raised a little, but the extra hours which are calculated count more strongly", said Boink-chairman Gjalt Jellesma. “We have in the meanwhile had dozens of complaints from parent's commissions. Naturally not everyone will make use of those extra hours."
Jellesma named the example of an umbrella organisation of fifty crèche organisations in the Randstad which have raised the yearly tariff for day care with 13.7 percent. Thereby one hour extra opening per day and a week extra per year is assumed, combined with a some what higher hourly tariff (5.78 instead of 5.70 Euro).
The MO-group group, the largest trade association for crèches, confirms the expectations of Jellesma, but does not find those higher costs to be such a point.
The group finds it obvious that parents must pay more if the day care centre remains open longer.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Dutch news