Childcare

Heb je kinderen, dan wil je misschien gebruikmaken van kinderopvang. Wij hebben een eigen kinderopvangcentrum, Langhors, maar je kunt ook kiezen voor een andere organisatie.

If you have children you may require childcare facilities. The LUMC has its own childcare centre, Langhors, but you may also choose another childcare organisation. We recommend you register early at the LUMC Langhors childcare centre (when you have been pregnant for three months) because there may be a waiting list.

Important to know

The LUMC has its own childcare centre: Langhors, for children of 0 to 4 years of age. The childcare centre is operated by Smallsteps. Langhors has a mixed group with a maximum of 44 children; 24 places on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 20 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Langhors is open 52 weeks per year on all work days. Regular childcare hours are 7:30 A.M. to 06:30 P.M. Extended childcare is possible from 7:00 A.M.

Langhors childcare centre is located in the Poortgebouw of the LUMC. The address is:
Rijnsburgerweg 10
2333 AA Leiden.

Regulations for placement in Langhors

All LUMC staff members may register their child(ren) for childcare at Langhors, however, there is a strict admission-priority policy. Basic principle is that staff who find it hard to place their child(ren) elsewhere due to shift work get priority at Langhors. The admission-priority order is:

  1. Siblings and children who are already attending Langhors, and whose parents wish to extend or change the days of childcare.
  2. Children of parents with a position related to patient care and who:
    a. only do shift work; or
    b. due to their work have to make use at least 2 days per week of extended and/or flexible childcare.
    Condition is that these children are on the Langhors waiting list and do not yet attend another childcare centre.
  3. Children of staff mentioned above who so far attended a different childcare centre.
  4. Children of parents who do not have a position related to patient care, but who:
    a. only do shift work; or
    b. due to their work have to make use at least 2 days per week of extended and/or flexible childcare.
    Condition is that these children are on the Langhors waiting list and do not yet attend another childcare centre.
  5. Children of other staff members on the Langhors waiting list.
  6. Children of other staff members who so far have attended another childcare centre.

Expenses

Please refer to the website of Smallsteps Langhors for the costs of Langhors childcare centre, and for an extensive calculation module.

Reimbursement of childcare expenses

You may apply for a childcare allowance from the Tax Administration. The allowance you are entitled to depends among others on your income and the number of hours of employment of the parent who works the least hours. In order to qualify for a childcare allowance you are required to make use of the services of a registered childcare organisation, such as Langhors. You will not receive a childcare allowance for childcare by grandparents or neighbours. For more information about childcare allowance and how to apply for it please refer to the Tax Administration website.

The LUMC does not grant childcare allowance because by law this is arranged through the Tax Administration.

More information

  • For more information about childcare centre Langhors please refer to the website of Smallsteps Langhors. For rates and the application procedure please use the information above.
  • On Rijksoverheid.nl you find more information about childcare allowance.
  • Belastingdienst.nl also offers a lot of information about childcare allowance.
  • Within the LUMC please send any questions about childcare by e-mail to Kinderopvang@lumc.nl.
  • New employee? Please make sure to read the information on the page New employees.