Our playgroups and toddler care locations are open again regularly from 8 February 2021. Out-of-school care (BSO) is open again since April 19, 2021.
- A distance of 1.5 meters must always be kept between (pedagogical) employees and between (pedagogical) employees / childminders and parents. The spaces at the locations have been adapted to this as well as possible. Where possible, we organize the delivery and collection times in such a way that a distance of 1.5 meters can be kept. Where possible, we work with walking routes and one-way routes and make agreements with parents about delivery and collection times to avoid peak times.
- There is no need to maintain a 1.5 meter distance between children.
- There is no need to maintain a 1.5 meter distance between staff members / childminders and children.
- A distance of 1.5 meters must always be maintained between staff members.
We strongly advise parents and other visitors to wear a mouth-nose mask when entering the location.
Mouth-nose masks in the execution of the pedagogical work are not recommended by the trade association.
Staff members / childminders who transport children in a car / van do wear one
Bringing and collecting times are short and children get brought and collected by just one adult. Information about a child is preferably shared digitally or by telephone. We can, however, ask (guest) parents upon arrival whether the child has complaints and whether parent (s) or housemates have complaints.
Always stay at home if you have complaints that are consistent with corona or if you have had contact with someone with corona. The policy for children ages 4 to 12 changed on February 8. Then these children in family quarantine must also stay at home and get tested if they have a cold.
Rules children up to 4 years old
- Are allowed to go to daycare if they have a cold, if they have an occasional cough, or with asthma or hay fever. But otherwise they stay at home.
- Can be tested for a cold, but must then stay at home until they have the results.
- Stay at home when you have a fever, shortness of breath or a lot of coughing. Always leave your child testing for more severe complaints .
- Stay at home if a housemate has a fever or shortness of breath in addition to mild corona complaints.
- Stay at home and get tested if a family member has corona.
- Stay at home and get tested like them close contact had with someone with corona.
- Stay at home and get tested if they have had contact on the day-care with someone with corona.
- Is your child very ill? Call your doctor.
If a child develops complaints during the day that match COVID-19, they will have to go home. When in doubt, we will talk to parents. For example, with the question whether these are are known (hay fever) complaints or new / unknown complaints for their child. When in doubt, we ask (guest) parents to pick up the child.
Does anyone in the childcare group have corona? Then the GGD advises who should be quarantined. This is often the whole group. Your child must then be quarantined for 10 days and can be tested after 5 days. Is the test result negative? Then your child can go outside again and go to daycare. Your child can also be tested immediately to detect the virus quickly. But if that test is negative, your child must still remain in quarantine and be tested again after 5 days. The GGD will tell you how to make the test appointments and how it works.
The GGD carries out source and contact investigation (BCO) when a child or employee has tested positive for COVID-19. For the smooth running of the BCO, SPL / SJWB has drawn up a step-by-step plan (action perspective). Part of this is that parents are asked to give permission in advance to share contact details with the GGD for the implementation of the BCO. In addition, agreements have been made about communication to parents and employees in the event of infection with COVID-19.
Children must stay at home if:
- they have no complaints for less than 24 hours. If they have no complaints for more than 24 hours and are not ill in addition to a cold, they are allowed to come to the shelter *, with due observance of the following.
- someone in the child’s household has a fever (38 ° C or higher) and / or shortness of breath in addition to mild corona complaints. (If someone in the children’s household has tested negative for COVID-19, or if everyone has no complaints for 24 hours, the children can go back to daycare *.)
- if children are tested and the result is not yet known. In any case, testing of children under the age of 12 is strongly advised if:
• the complaints do not (only) consist of cold complaints (= runny nose, cold nose, sneezing and / or sore throat) but also if there is a cough, fever and / or shortness of breath), or if you are otherwise seriously ill,
• the child has corona-related complaints after contact with someone with corona,
• there is an indication in the context of a source and contact investigation,
• the child is part of an outbreak investigation.
- someone in the children’s household has been tested for COVID-19 and has a positive test result. Then the advice of the GGD is leading:
Children must then remain in quarantine at home up to and including 10 days after the last risk contact with the infected housemate, if there is strict self-isolation (i.e. no risk contact between the infected person and all housemates). If the housemate has tested positive and strict self-isolation is possible, then all other housemates (including children) if they have no complaints themselves may have themselves tested for COVID-19 from the 5th day after the last risk contact with the infected housemate. If the test result is negative, the quarantine period of 10 days does not have to be completed. It is important to remain alert for complaints afterwards and to test again if complaints do develop. If strict self-isolation is not possible, children should remain in quarantine for up to 10 days after the housemate with COVID-19 is released from isolation.
- children return from a country or an area with an orange or red travel advice due to the corona virus. Then the urgent advice is to go into quarantine for 10 days when you return home. This also applies if the travel advice was changed to orange or red during the trip. For children up to the age of 12, the exception is that they are allowed to go to childcare (daycare, BSO and childminder care), to school and sports *, unless they have corona-related complaints or a housemate who, in addition to (mild) corona complaints, also has fever and / or shortness of breath.
Children are only allowed to return to daycare if they have no complaints for 24 hours and are not ill in addition to having a cold.
Children 12 and under do not need to be tested for corona unless they:
- are seriously ill;
- are roommate or contact of a proven COVID-19 patient;
- are part of an outbreak investigation.
If someone in the child’s household has a fever (38 ° C or higher) and / or shortness of breath in addition to mild corona complaints, the child will stay at home.
If someone in the children’s household has tested negative for COVID-19, or if everyone has no complaints for 24 hours, the children can go back to daycare.
If someone in the household of the children has been tested for COVID-19 and has a positive test result, then the advice of the GGD about the measures to be taken is leading. Children must then remain in quarantine at home up to and including 10 days after the last risk contact with the infected housemate, if there is strict self-isolation (i.e. no risk contact between the infected person and all housemates).
If the housemate has tested positive and strict self-isolation (without risk contact with housemates) is possible, then all other housemates (including children) if they have no complaints themselves may have themselves tested for COVID-19. If the test result is negative, the quarantine period of 10 days does not have to be completed. It is important to remain alert for complaints afterwards and to test again if complaints do develop. If strict self-isolation is not possible, children should remain in quarantine for up to 10 days after the housemate with COVID-19 is released from isolation.
If a child has chronic cold complaints, hay fever or asthma and this is recognizable, the child can go to the daycare after consultation between parent and holder. In case of doubt or if the complaints change, the child must stay at home until the (new) complaints have passed or the known complaint pattern has returned.
We adhere to the general hygiene regulations of the RIVM and we also ask that from the (guest) parents.
- Adult keep 1.5 meters away
- Wash hands in accordance with the guidelines, frequently and with soap and water for at least 20 sec.
- Use of tissue paper
- Don’t shake hands
- Coughing / sneezing in the elbow
- Don’t touch the face
- Of course there is plenty of soap and paper towels are provided.
- Materials that staff and children use and the areas that are often touched are cleaned extra often.
If you receive an invoice from us this month, we will ask you to simply pay it, even if we were closed for childcare until February 7, 2021. The childcare allowance will continue to run, and you will receive your own contribution back through the government.
The out-of-school care will also be open again from 19 April. Parents whose children normally use the out-of-school care are also asked to continue to pay the bill of the out-of-school care. For this they receive an allowance that approximates their own contribution. Parents must ensure that their normal data for the childcare allowance are correct with the tax authorities. For example their contract hours or income. They do not have to report changes specifically due to the closure.
The interest group for parents BOINK collects the latest news for you. Look at the decision tree 0 years up to and including group 8 about staying at home or going to childcare / school of Boink and AJN (Youth doctors Netherlands) (pdf) .
The website Steffie.nl explains clearly everything you need to know about the coronavirus (Dutch).
Also check out the Poster Precautionary measures for childcare provided by the national government (Dutch, pdf).
Is your question not listed? Then call: 088 3043043.