It can be quite nerve-racking; the transition from home or daycare to school is often a big step – and then there’s the additional excitement of going to the after-school care. That’s why we think it’s important that you all have time to gently get used to the new surroundings and situation.
We think it’s important that you get to know the staff in the after-school care group and lay the foundations for a good and sustainable relationship. After all, KinderRijk childcare plays a role in the upbringing of your children, and we place tremendous value on the contact and liaison with you – and with the teachers at your child’s primary school
The first days may take some getting used to. Some children settle in quickly, others take longer. We’ll find the right balance with you. The first day is the day stated on the contract.
Also in the case of a transfer to another group within the location, we will closely monitor that the introductory phase links up well with this specific child during the transfer to a new group. The educational staff member of the baby’s own group will look after the child during the internal transfer.
Each group has its own daily programme and set practices that offer your child certainty and a trusted environment. The programme follows their natural needs for food, drink, play and relaxation, and in general the programme is as follows:
After school your child is collected from school and walks with the other children and the staff to the after-school care location.
We start the afternoon with something to drink and nibble. We make sure we give them healthy food and drink that is varied, and only has little fat, sugar and salt content. This is often the moment to catch up, either chatting in a group or individually, and the children can get things off their chest and show off what they’ve made or learned at school.
After that the children have time for free play (alone or with other children), or they can take part in one of the activities offered by the staff until you come by and pick up your child.