Day care services for children are subject to a monthly fee.

 

Day care fees as of 1 August 2014

Day care fees are invoiced as a percentage of the family’s gross income. The maximum fee for a child is €283/month. The minimum fee for full-day care is €26/month. The monthly fee is determined based on family size as a percentage of the gross income that exceeds the minimum income threshold.

Family size is considered to include married individuals living in the same household or individuals living together under marriage-like conditions as well as any children living with them in the same household. The income taken into account comprises all earned and capital income and tax-free income of individuals who are married or living together under marriage-like conditions.

Families must submit their income statement by the 15th day of the month following the start of the day care services so that the day care fee can be confirmed. If a family does not submit an income statement, the maximum day care fee prescribed by law is charged.