Your child can join us for our programme during the school holidays, providing they are registered at a KinderRijk ASC. We’re open during the holidays from 8.15 am to 6.30 pm, and you can drop your child off at the ASC any time before 9.30 am. (No later as we may be going on a trip). There’s no need to pack a lunch box and there are no extra costs for outings.
Cool activities and trips
On Wednesday afternoons and during the school holidays, we at KinderRijk organise exciting and challenging activities. There’s more time, so an activity can take longer than on a normal school day. We might, for instance, put on a musical, or build huts using wood and tools. We also have regular trips out to, for instance, the swimming pool, the zoo, the cinema, the Amstelveen Puppet Theatre, the Elsenhove petting farm, the Linnaeushof playground, the Elleboog circus, or one of the parks in Amsterdam (Amstel Park, Vondel Park, Beatrix Park or the Amsterdam Woods). Or we might all go to the playground or park near the childcare centre. In this case we walk, but otherwise we go by public transport.
Holiday opening times
We provide holiday childcare during all the short holidays and during the first three weeks and last week of the summer holiday, excepting national holidays. In some cases, different centres may work together, depending on the number of children signed up for childcare that day. During the fourth and fifth weeks of the summer holidays, one centre is open in each area. Children and staff from the surrounding centres then come together in one place.
Extra opening times
You can also bring your child to the ASC between 8.15 am and 6.30 pm on days when the school is closed for in-service training or because of an extra day off. We refer to these as extra opening times. You’ll need to sign up for extra opening times with one of the centre’s staff or let them know that your child will not be coming. Please let us know because if a child is signed out for one of these days, it means a place becomes available for another child to attend.
The fees for childcare on the child’s regular attendance days during the four weeks of the summer holidays and during the other school holidays are included in the normal fees for after school care. The costs of extra opening times are also included in the fees for regular attendance days.
If your child attends the ASC on a different day, and/or if the extra opening time is on a day when they would not normally come, €19 is charged per half day.