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Quality and safety: the 4-eyes-and-ears principle

KinderRijk has a unique position in the region when it comes to quality and safety. All of our staff work consistently with respect and affability on the children’s well-being and development. In addition, we adhere to the basic objectives of the Dutch Childcare Act, current legislation, and quality systems, resulting in excellent childcare for children between the ages of nought and twelve years.

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The 4-eyes-and-ears principle

The 4-eyes-and-ears principle required in childcare organisations means that a member of staff should never be alone with one or more children without being able to be seen or heard by another adult. In addition, nearly all of our centres have transparent work environments with considerable use of glass in the building. This means there’s a good overview of the group, the group next door and the toilet area. What’s more, the doors are always open during break time and there are baby monitors in the sleep rooms. If a sleep room does not directly lead from a group area, a monitor is in place.

Selection and screening of new employees

Each new employee (including temporary staff)) is screened extensively. There are at least two interviews with job applicants and references are checked with two organisations. Where possible, we also request references for work placement students.
Our employment conditions includes the code of behaviour and the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse (Reporting Code) Act, and new employees sign their agreement to adhere to these codes. A valid Certificate of Good Contact (VOG) is required in order to be able to work at KinderRijk and employees are subject to continued screening.

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