BES(t) 4 Kids extends childcare place subsidies

It is the ambition of BES(t) 4 kids to to offer high-quality, safe and affordable childcare and afterschool care for all children in the Caribbean Netherlands by 2022.

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A first concrete step to make childcare accessible to all parents is now being taken by expanding the number of subsidized places. With this, more parents are able to use childcare and afterschool care. 

Daycare and afterschool care are not free. To make these facilities accessible to everyone, the public entities make money available for subsidized childcare places. For parents who meet certain conditions, a subsidy is provided to the daycare center. Under the flag of BES(t) 4 kids, the public entities have worked hard over the past period to increase the number of subsidized places. On Bonaire, the income limit has also been increased. 


Parents living on Bonaire with a maximum income of $ 1349 (single) or $ 1835 (joint income) who are not in the financial position to fully pay for childcare, can be eligible for a subsidized childcare place. In such a case, the daycare center is subsidized on the basis of an indication. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Call the MOA department on +599 717 2211 to find out if you are eligible or visit the special intake moments to submit your application: 

June, 4th and 5th 2019 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm Administrative office OLB, Kaya Rincon 73
June, 10th - 14th 2019 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm A.F.B.W., Kaya Korona 13

Do you want to submit an application during one of the intake moments? Then take the following documents with you: your proof of identity (sédula), family book or an extract from civil affairs (burgerzaken), two latest pay slips and two latest bank statements. 

BES(t) 4 kids is a collaboration between the three public entities and the Ministries SZW, OCW, VWS and BZK. The aim of the cooperating parties is to achieve high-quality childcare, pre-school and after-school care on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.