Half Daycare / Preschool
Do you have questions about your child's development, education or behavior? KleintjeZuid offers their specialists to advice you when needed.
Going to preschool for the first time
Taking your child to childcare for the first time is a big step. It takes some getting used to for children and their parents. At KleintjeZuid we understand this very well. Good adjustment is important for successful childcare. To make the transition from home to KleintjeZuid as smooth and 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!”
A 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 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.
Ongoing learning line
When children turn 4, a new phase begins: your child goes to primary school! A fun but also exciting time for children and their parents. Emotional safety is very important during this transition. Recognizability plays a major role in this for a child. Recognizability is promoted if the approach, offering and actions of the pedagogical employee at the preschool and the teacher in group 1 are aligned. For this it is important that learning and development goals are 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 moves to primary school, we transfer 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 connect to 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.
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 garden 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, connection and contact and respect for nature and much more. Of course the children really enjoy digging in the earth with their hands and tasting their own harvest. We use our harvest to make everything from mint tea to strawberry jam. Fun, educational and…delicious!