Casa offers parents multiple choices of student packages: the Basic package, the Total package, or the Basic+ package. All packages fully comply with the mandatory Dutch regulation of 940 school hours per year. Please find a list below detailing the prices of the three different packages Casa offers.
Students enrolled using the Basic package will attend school five days a week, with a start time between 08.00 and 08:30, until 14.00. Their school holidays will follow the standard Dutch holiday schedule for the middle region. Please see below for said schedule.
The Total Package allows students and parents to be completely flexible with their attendance and vacation days. Aside from the standard five day school week ending at 14.00, parents are free to have their children stay longer at school.
Also, the Total Packages allows a maximum of 10 weeks holidays outside of the normal Casa holiday schedule. Please see the schedule below.
To ensure that students are attending the mandatory amount of school hours, all children and their attendance times are registered in the school administration systems.
Advantages of the Total Package
Proper, complete Montessori-style educationas envisaged by Dr. Maria Montessori is only possible when children are present in school for longer periods of time. There is no arbitrary split between school and day care in the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. Please find below a more extensive list of the advantages the Total Packages offers students and parents.
The Basic+ Package is the final package available. Students will attend the standard allotment of school days (5 days a week, starting between 08.00 and 08:30 and ending at 14.00). Adding to that, parents are free to have their children be present at Casa for after school daycare for 2 to 5 days of the week (4 hours of daycare after school hours).
The holiday schedule follows the standard Dutch school holiday schedule. During these periods, students will stay at home. This means that no daycare option is available during standard school holidays.
Casa's school fees are dependent on the age of the student and the school package chosen.
1 to 3 years
The fees for 1 to 3 year olds are dependent on the amount of days in the week the child is at Casa School. These fees are comparable to the costs for a standard daycare center/crèche. Parental contribution, food and drink, outings and parties are included. It is possible to make a combination of (a) short and (or) long day(s). See the price list at the bottom of the page.
4 to 12 year olds
The fees for children 4 years and up are calculated from 2 components:
- Parental contribution: 1054 Euros per jaar
- The second component is dependent on the school package you have chosen. Please see the list of fees below for more information. Please note: all fees mentioned do not include any municipal or government subsidies.
It is possible to arrange monthly payments, spread across 12 months.
The parental contribution fee covers all food and drinks and all non-government subsidized activities and educational items. These can include excursions to museums, English educational material and (partly) English speaking teachers, nature education, holiday celebrations and decorations, school library costs, or extra projects taught by external specialists.
Price breakdown for 3 and up
The school fees are calculated using the following system:
- Short days: 6 hours – from 08.00 to 14.00 (for 3 year olds or after school daycare vacation days for 4 to 12 year olds)
- Long days: 10 hours – from 08.00 to 18.00 (for 3 year olds or after school daycare vacation days for 4 to 12 year olds)
- Afternoons: 4 hours – from 14.00 to 18.00 (extra after school daycare, this is only possible if your child has been present from 08.00 to 14.00 on the same day; prices for this will be calculated and billed retroactively)
Government reimbursement for daycare costs
Dutch law specifies how much (if any) reimbursement you will receive, as well as any eligibility conditions or requirements that need to be met. For more information regarding this or other relevant Dutch laws, please visit www.toeslagen.nl.
Many requirements and rules regarding child daycare reimbursement were changed in 2012. For more information, a handy page with the most important details can be read at Childcare benefit conditions 2018
Casa LKR reference numbers
To request reimbursement, you will need Casa’s LKR number(s). These are mentioned in the contact details.