Almost a million Dutch children have formal childcare

Last year almost a million Dutch children were in childcare while their parents worked or studied, according to the latest figures from the CBS Dutch statistics office.
The number of children cared for by a crèche, before or after school care, or a childminder has increased steadily in the last five years to 950,000, which the body says is a sign of a buoyant economy. Forty percent of children of 12 or younger currently have some form of paid-for childcare, it says.