Relocation with children

What makes the living environment in Vaals suitable for children?
In the last few years, the municipality of Vaals has made intensive investments in a child-oriented environment.
Am I entitled to receive Dutch or German child benefits?
In the Netherlands, we have three kinds of grants: child allowance (kinderbijslag), supplementary child allowance (kindgebonden budget) and childcare allowance (kinderopvangtoeslag).
Will my move to the Netherlands make school attendance in the Netherlands compulsory for my children?
If you live in the Netherlands and want your child(ren) to attend school in Germany, you can apply for an exemption from the Dutch compulsory school attendance.
Will residency in the Netherlands have implications on a possible BAföG (German Federal Law on Support for Education) student grant to my child?
A residence in the Netherlands has no impact on BAföG grants.
What do I have to take into account if I want to place my child(ren) in a Dutch day-care centre?
In the Netherlands, children up to 4 years are looked after in a day-care centre for children (NL: KDV, Kinderdagverblijf), and children as of 5 years up to entry into secondary school in a so-called “after-school care centre” (NL: BSO or NSO, Buitenschoolse Opvang or Naschoolse Opvang).
How many day-care centres are there in Vaals?
The municipality of Vaals has two day-care centres (NL: Kinderdagverblijf / Buitenschoolse opvang): all-day care for babies, toddlers and care for primary-school pupils before and after school.

The municipality of Vaals has made intensive investments in a child-oriented environment. Thus, Vaals has 3 primary schools, 2 kindergartens, 2 day-care centres.