Gert-Jan Segers
Oct 9 '17 19:06

The VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie are now really very almost done with their government agreement, ChristenUnie leader Gert-Jan Segers said to NOS on Friday afternoon. But he thinks the four parties will have to meet again on Monday.

There will be no meetings over the weekend. The ChristenUnie respects the Sunday rest. "And on Saturday I have other plans", Segers said to the broadcaster.

Oct 9 '17 15:10

The new Dutch government is making 170 million euros extra available for early learning disability detection in very young kids, sources told the Telegraaf. 

With the extra money, the youngest toddlers, from 2.5 years, can spend more time at day care or play groups. The older kids in groups 1 and 2 will get more lessons, mostly focused on language problems. Lessons in these groups will increase from 10 hours per week to 16 hours per week. 

Dec 16 '16 07:59

Only 37 percent of Dutch children between the ages of 2 and 4 years ever visit the dentist according to figures from heath insurer Zilveren Kruis that newspaper AD published on Friday.

Insurers CZ and Menzis confirmed the figures - kids under the age of five hardly ever go to the dentist. After the age of four, dentist visits increase to 80 percent, but mostly just to fix damage sustained to teeth, according to the Dutch association for pediatric dentistry NVvK.

Jun 10 '16 11:45

For the first time since 2012 the number of children attending daycare in the Netherlands increased. According to Statistics Netherlands, 767 thousand children went to a daycare, childminder or after school care last year, an increase of 12 thousand compared to 2014.

Apr 26 '16 09:32

All toddlers between the ages of 2.5 and 4 years should be able to attend daycare or a playgroup. Minister Lodewijk Asscher and the association of Dutch municipalities made agreements to achieve this on Monday

Mar 17 '16 14:35

The Dutch Burns Foundation is concerned about the large number of babies and toddlers that end up in hospital every year because of burns. A massive 26.8 percent of burn victims are kids between the ages of 0 and 4 years, that is more than 200 kids per year.

Feb 23 '16 15:15

Young child asylum seekers need to attend preschool so that they can get used to Dutch life and start learning the Dutch language early, according to the PO-Raad and MO-Groep, the umbrella organizations for primary schools and preschools

Dec 16 '15 13:05

Amsterdammer Jan Bashaijha Mwesigwa came up with a fun and sustainable way for toddlers to get around and he called it the KaboogaBike. It is a completely sustainable balance bike that combines the pleasure of getting your first bike with the fun of a craft project with your paren

Sep 22 '15 11:55

Nearly 40 percent of toddlers who have parents in the lowest income group do not attend a playgroup or any form of daycare, compared to 8 percent of toddlers with parents in the highest income group.

Sep 11 '15 16:14

The Netherlands is back among the economic leaders in Europe, but we must stay sober. The better figures does not mean that everyone in the Netherlands is profiting. Unrest abroad also has consequences for the Netherlands. The Netherlands has to prepare for the arrival of more refugees. Keep track. The plan for next year is that employment, purchasing power and growth reach more people.

Sep 2 '15 09:21

The government has made 60 million euros available so that all toddlers can go to daycare for two days a week, whether or not both parents are working. This measure is aimed at kids between the ages of 2.5 and 4 years old.

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