Results

The BES(t) 4 kids program wants to ensure good quality, safe and affordable childcare for children in the Caribbean Netherlands, so that every child has the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Therefore the costs of childcare must decrease for parents and the quality must increase. To find out the effectiveness of the program, we monitor among others how many children participate in childcare and benefit from the program, the level of parental contribution and the training of child care professionals.

Children in childcare

This graph shows the number of children per island that use daycare and out-of-school care. They are reaping the benefits of the improvements brought about by the BES(t) 4 kids programme. In the case of daycare the children involved are aged between 0 and 4, while the children attending out-of-school care are already attending primary school. In the ‘Total’ graph you can see that more and more children are using and are able to use childcare in the Caribbean Netherlands.

SOURCE: Uitvoering van Beleid (UVB) and public entities

Average number of half-days per month

This graph shows for how many sessions per month children in the Caribbean Netherlands attend daycare and out-of-school care.

SOURCE: Uitvoering van Beleid (UVB) (based on organizations participating in the temporary subsidy scheme)

Height of parental contribution per month

In deze grafiek zie je per eiland hoeveel ouders betalen voor kinderopvang. Door het programma BES(t) 4 kids nam de ouderbijdrage op Bonaire en Sint Eustatius af sinds 2020. Op Saba betaalden ouders al een lage bijdrage voor kinderopvang.

SOURCE: Temporary subsidy scheme for financing childcare in the Caribbean Netherlands (on Bonaire it concerns the average parental contribution)

Pedagogical workers who are following a training course

Childcare workers who work with children have to have at least a diploma at Senior Secondary Vocational Education (MBO) level. This is one of the quality requirements of the BES(t) 4 kids programme. The illustration shows the percentage of childcare workers who are in training.

SOURCE: Public entities

Pedagogical workers who comply with diploma requirements

Childcare workers who work with children have to have at least a diploma at Senior Secondary Vocational Education (MBO) level. This is one of the quality requirements of the BES(t) 4 kids programme. The illustration shows how many workers already meet the qualification requirements.

SOURCE: Public entities