Independent day care center Kids & Co offers day care to children between the age of 0 to 3 years in a newly built location in Herent. The center offers room for 50 children in 3 groups: the babies, the crawlers and the toddlers.
The VZW (=not for profit organisation) Kids & Co was established at the end of 2013 in order to respond to the dire need for day care in the region Leuven-Herent. In 2017, we relocated to a newly built site in the center of Herent (Persilstraat 53 PB 1) for which we have been awarded a “Vergunning” (or “Authorisation”)
The day care center is open from 6.45 till 18.45, and this during working days. From September to June, we are also open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, and this from 9,00 till 12,00. If you want to make use of our services on Saturday mornings, a separate reservation must be made in advance.
The day care center is closed for the public holidays and during fixed holiday periods. For 2020, the periods during which we are closed are:
- January 1
- From April 6 to April 13 included
- May 1
- From May 21 to May 22 included
- June 1
- From July 21 to August 5 included
- November 11
- From December 24 to December 31 included
We offer our day care center services during the days of the working week at a fixed rate per month of 680 EUR if one makes reservation for day care from Mondays to Fridays (= full time). If one only makes reservation for specific days in the week (e.g. only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), then the monthly rate is 552 EUR for 4 days per week and 414 EUR for 3 days per week. Lunch and a snack at tea time is included, diapers are not (the parents are requested to bring the diapers of their choice). For day care on Saturday mornings, a fixed price of 15,30 EUR per reservation is applicable.
As of January 1, 2019 the children’s benefits (Groeipakket or Kinderbijslag in Dutch) has changed. As a result an extra allowance will be paid (Participatietoeslag in Dutch) of approx. 61,90 EUR per month for day care during 5 days per week, approx. 49,50 EUR per month for a 4 day per week schedule, and approx. 37,10 EUR per month if your child is at the day care center during 3 days per week.
As of January 1, 2020 all applications for day care concerning initiatives in Herent, need to be entered into the so-called Kinderopvangzoeker, or “Search Engine for Day-Care”. You can access this Kinderopvangzoeker at www.kinderopvanginmijnbuurt.be. If you look for day care services providers in Herent, you can select Kids & Co.
Reservations can also be made by using our own “Aanvraag / Application form” you can find in the “Praktische Info“-menu. Upon receipt, we will inform you whether or not it will be possible to offer you our services. If so, we will invite you for an introductory meeting at the day care center. If you want to reserve a spot for your child following this meeting, then we send you a contract in twofold as well as an “Huishoudelijk reglement Kids & Co v. maart 2020“. Upon receipt of a signed copy of the contract and the deposit of the guarantee, you are assured of having a spot within our day care center.
If you want to visit the site or you need more information, you can call us on 0496/51.54.92.