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Home-based provision

Belgium - German-Speaking Community

4.Early childhood education and care

4.5Home-based provision

Last update: 28 March 2024

Objectives and assessibility


Requirements for childminders and child ratios

Each institution is free to set up its own educational program and range of activities. The Ministry of the German-speaking Community does not provide any specific regulations. However, the Government Decree of 22 May 2014 on services and other forms of childcare Article 2 §1 and the Government Decree of 22 May 2014 on self-employed childminders Article 3 §1 stipulate the following: "In accordance with Article 6 of the Decree, any service provider concerned by this Decree and offering childcare must be recognized before commencing its activity in implementation of this Decree." 

In order to be recognized, service providers must submit an application to the Government of the German-speaking Community.