Proof of knowledge of Dutch for child care provider and day care center managers

A day care center can be given recognition or subsidies if staff members know Dutch to a certain level. That has been laid down by the Flemish Government. 
That standard is:

For child care providers: 
          - B1  for speaking 
          - A2 for reading and writing 
For managers:
         - B2 for speaking 
         - B1 for reading and writing 

What test can you take at the Dutch Language House? 

This is a computer test that covers your reading, listening, speaking and writing. The test takes two half days.
You start with reading and listening. This part takes half a day. If this is too difficult, the test will be ended without a pass. 
If your reading and listening test is okay, you will be given an appointment for the speaking and writing test. 

Pre-screening interview

If you are unsure whether you have the required level, you can do a pre-screening interview.

Practice test 

You can also take a practice test (instructions in Dutch only):

  • Enter your name
  • Enter your email address
  • Where it says school, write: Huis van het Nederlands Brussel

The practise test shows how the test works. The level of Dutch is not representative of the level of the actual test.


For more information about the procedure, see the Kind en Gezin brochure (which is only available in Dutch).
See also the test rules and instructions (only available in Dutch).


How do you make a appointment for a test? 

If you would like to take a test, you need to make an appointment.

  • By telephone: 02 501 66 60 
    • Mondays, 9 am – 11 am.
    • Tuesdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Wednesdays, 9 am - 12 pm.
    • Thursdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Fridays, 9 am – 12 pm.
  • Online at this website

Enter your details
Choose the test you want to take:

   - Kinderdagverblijf: kinderbegeleider (child care provider)
   - Kinderdagverblijf: verantwoordelijke (day care center manager

Choose a date and confirm the appointment

  • By email:

What should you bring to the test? 

Bring your proof of identity.

More information 

Send an email to or call 02 501 66 60.