Half Daycare / Preschool

Do you have questions about your child's development, education or behaviour? KleintjeZuid offers you specialist support from our Pedagogical team when needed.

Going to preschool for the first time

Taking your child to preschool for the first time is a big step. It takes some adjusting for children and their parents. At KleintjeZuid we understand this very well. Getting well-adjusted is important for successful childcare. To make the transition from home to KleintjeZuid as smooth as possible, we use an adjustment period in which the days are built up slowly.

Of course, every family is different and every child reacts differently to the adjustment period. Our branch managers and pedagogical staff are ready to support you as a parent during your child's unique adjustment process.

A morning at KleintjeZuid

You arrive at the preschool by cargo bike. If you look through the window, you can already see some group members playing. They see you too! You're already busy waving at the window when Dad takes you inside. As you are greeted by your trusted teacher, your best friend arrives. He can't wait for you to play with him. You can independently put your coat and hat in your own cubby. Dad and the teacher were talking for a while, but now Dad goes to work quickly. Together with the teacher, you wave goodbye to Dad at the window. “See you this afternoon dad!” 

Educational program

A certified preschool has an educational program in place. An educational program stimulates development in the areas of language, arithmetic, motor skills and social-emotional development to properly prepare children for the transition to primary school.

KleintjeZuid works with the educational program “Startblokken”. This program matches the interests of the children in the group and encourages them to take the next step in their development. Children learn through play. So no classroom lessons, but meaningful activities in the play & learning environment.

The play & learning environment has been carefully arranged in play corners that are tailored to the various activities and development goals. Every day, the pedagogical staff plans a suitable range of educational, fun activities within a specific theme and provides guidance for small groups or individual children.

As a parent, you are involved in the group's theme activities and the development goals of your child at preschool through newsletters, parent meetings and the Parent App.

Continuous learning path

When children turn 4, a new phase begins: your child is going to primary school! A fun but also exciting time for children and their parents. Emotional security is very important during this transition. Recognisability plays a major role in this for a child. Recognisability is supported if the approach and curriculum of the pedagogical employee at the preschool and the teacher in group 1 are aligned. That’s why it’s important that learning and developmental goals are well known to both institutions. We also call this the continuous learning path.

The continuous learning path ensures that children start primary school well prepared and that they understand what is expected of them. For this reason, we believe it is important to maintain contacts with primary schools in our area. When your child transfers to primary school, we handover important information about development to the school and teacher. We also let the teacher know if your child has specific needs and how the pedagogical staff dealt with them. This way, the teacher is well aware of your child's current development goals and can immediately align with them at the start of education. In this way we increase the chances of success for your child in primary education through a good start.

Cityplot

From spring to autumn, the children are offered fun and educational gardening lessons. KleintjeZuid has a collaboration with the urban farmer collective 'City Plot'. The City Plot Collective's mission is to encourage city residents to grow their own vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers. Our locations feature vegetable garden containers that are the focus of inspiring gardening lessons with themes such as soil, seeds, plants, insects and harvesting.

During the garden lessons we spend time outdoors and the children learn where their food comes from, about healthy eating, how to grow their own fruit and vegetables, connecting with and respecting nature and much more. Of course the children really enjoy digging in the soil with their hands and tasting their own harvest. We use our harvest to cook and make healthy treats with the children, from mint tea to home-made strawberry jam. Fun, educational and…delicious!

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