Preschool in The Hague

Children in The Hague between the ages of 2.5 and 4 years are welcome to attend preschool (voorschool). The children can play together and learn at preschool. And above all have a fun time. This way every preschooler in The Hague has a chance to get off to a good start at primary school.

A morning at preschool is made up out of making friends, learning new things, doing crafts and playing outdoors. But also learning to share with other children and becoming familiar with language and numbers in a playful way.

More time and attention

Every preschooler in The Hague is allowed to attend preschool 8 hours per week. Some preschoolers need a bit more time and attention. They have the right to free hours of play and learning. They can attend preschool 16 hours per week in total.

There are more than 130 places in the city where children can attend preschool. These are not only preschools but also childcare centres. These places devote extra time and attention to physical activity, independence and practicing with language and numbers.

What does it cost?

From 1 January 2024, children in The Hague can attend preschool for free with a referral. This is called a ‘voorschoolse indicatie’. Your children will receive a referral from the Centrum Jeugd & Gezin Den Haag (CJG). Preschool is also free for children with an Ooievaarspas.

At the CJG the nurse will see whether your child is able to make use of these free hours. You can also call tel. (070) 752 80 00.

    Is your child not able to make use of the free preschool? The amount you need to pay for the preschool depends on your personal situation. You can use the calculation tool to compute what preschool will cost you. The preschool providers will also be happy to calculate what the fees will be for you.  

      Stop by and find a place in your neighbourhood

      Would you like to come and have a look one time? You are more than welcome! Look at the map with the locations which offer preschool. You are allowed to decide for yourself which preschool you like the best. There is always a location close to your home.

      Let op!
      Some providers also call preschool (voorschool) 'peuteropvang' or 'voorschoolse educatie'.
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        Published: 29 August 2023Modified: 31 August 2023