What options are available outside of school hours and for children under 4?
The general term for childcare in the Netherlands is kinderopvang . The Netherlands has no formal educational provision for children until the age of four, when they can begin primary school. Outside the formal educational system there are, however, childcare facilities for younger children and after-school facilities for school-age children. In the Netherlands childcare is seen as a matter of common interest and is the shared responsibility of parents, the government and employers.