At Daycare Center Suusje we have two living rooms for toddlers from 2 to 4 years old, named: Keesje & Baasje. In total there is room for 16 children.
Daily schedule Keesje & Baasje; toddler group with 16 children aged 2-4 years
The starting point in the daily schedule is that we devote sufficient time to individual and personal attention for the children in a group context. That we look at the needs of the individual children, respond to them so that the child can develop within his own possibilities in a safe and trusted environment. We want to teach the children how to deal with values and norms and how to deal with other children.
7.30 am – 9 am:
Children are brought, parents have the opportunity to sit down and tell how their child is doing. The children are will meet at the tables (there is a high table where 8 children can sit at and a low table where 8 children can sit at) on both tables game materials are offered that connect to the children’s experience and development so that the children play games during the bring and pick up moment. The children stay seated at the table during bringing (and pick-up). So that there is peace and overview on the group, children come in calmly and parents also have the peace to have a chat with the staff members. When children have trouble saying goodbye, they are taken care of by the staff on their lap, possibly with a hug. The children have the opportunity to say goodbye to their parents in front of the window so that the goodbye is clear. The staff will wave goodbye with the children. If a child does not need this, it is not necessary. (emotional safety)
9 am – 9.15 am:
The children have had free play until this time and will clean up together. Cleaning is done with a preparation, so that the children know what will happen.
After cleaning up, the children sit in the circle. A circle activity is meant to respond to the development and perception of the child. During the theme weeks the theme is also central to the circle activity. We also look at the group composition and the needs of the child within the group. For example, when there is a group with many active children, the activities are adjusted; an activity can be done that requires physical effort (I can sail the skipper) or, on the contrary, a restful activity (reading aloud).
All children eat fruit and drink something at the table. Every child receives its own bowl of fruit and we encourage eating with a fork. All children eat their meals in their group; the toddlers are divided over the two tables into two small groups of eight children, so that sufficient attention is also given to each child during meals. There is one leader at each table.
After eating the fruit it is time for a change and all hands are washed and mouths brushed. All children are changed and / or go to the toilet. When the children are potty trained, they go to the toilet in small groups, so that there is enough time to pay attention to the individual child.
10 am – 11.30 am:
Moment for activities or free play, for example; puzzles, reading aloud, crafts, outdoor games, puppet shows, music, dancing, dressing up etc. The teachers are aware of what they can do for and with the children. We look at what do the children need? What is the perception of the child? Which development can you stimulate and through which activity? And what do you want to give the children? The group can then, for example, be split into 2 smaller groups of 8 children. If there are children who would like to tinker, a tinkering activity can be performed in a small group. If there are also children who want to play outside, they can play outside in a small group.
The children who use our toddler care (9:00 am to 11:30 am) are picked up. It is time for the bread meal; The teachers prepare the children for the meal, by clearly stating what is going to happen and by means of a clean song the children are made aware of the transition. In this we show and understand the emotions of the child. After cleaning up, the children sit down together at the table The children now also eat over two tables, in two small groups of eight children. The children can choose what they want on bread, the first choice is always a sandwich with a healthy spread. The following sandwiches the children can make their own sandwich and choose what they want on bread; sweet or healthy. We encourage children to eat the crusts of the sandwich and drink their milk. For us, meals are not moments of struggle. When eating or drinking becomes a “problem”, this is discussed with Susanne and asked for pedagogical advice, after which it is also discussed with the parents.
After eating the bread it is time for a change and washing the hands and brushing the faces. This is again a moment for personal contacts with the child, being able to focus on the child in a very individual way.
12.30 – 13.00:
The children who stay one morning are picked up and go home. The children who stay all day and take an afternoon nap go to sleep. Here too, it applies to all children that the child’s own daily routine is considered. Again, the needs of the child are considered.
12.30 – 13.00:
The teachers take the time for a personal exchange, explain how the morning went and exchange questions and experiences with the parents. During this moment the children have free play, activities are offered for the children who want to play at the table. The needs of the child are met. This moment is also a moment to give the children personal attention, to cuddle, play and chat with them. In the summer months the children are often playing outside
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm:
The children who are awake have free play and a moment of personal attention from the leader. When the children are awake they are taken out of bed and dressed again. Hereby children are also stimulated in their independence and there is time again for a hug and a personal attention moment.
A vegetable snack or warm vegetable bite (from home) is eaten and there is still some drinking. It is checked whether the children still need a change or need to go to the toilet.
3.30 pm to 4.30 pm:
Free play, crafts, outdoor play, reading, music, dancing, puppet shows, dressing up; in this we look at the needs of the children. At least twice a day we go outside with the toddlers of Keesje & Baasje, the toddlers of Toosje & Suusje 1x a day and with the babies of Toosje & Suusje the aim is 1x a day. As described earlier, we work together with all groups to keep the children outside as much as possible. The indoor activities can also be performed outdoors.
All children get another change or go to the toilet and get something to drink with a cookie or gingerbread. And all personal items are put back in the baskets of every child. If the children can do this themselves, they can do this themselves.
5 pm – 6.30 pm:
All children are picked up again and now we have the time to have a personal exchange with the parents. The teachers sit with the children at the table or on the floor. During the collection and delivery we create rest on the group so that the teachers, parents and children have an overview of the group. Again we look at the needs of the child, but with the limitation to a quiet activity at the table; for example, picnic items, puzzles, duplicates, booklets. (giving closed choices) The teachers sit on their lap with children who need them. The children are involved in the exchange with their parents, the teachers talk to the child and to the parent about the day. If a child can already tell about the day, the child has the opportunity to tell what he has done. (values and norms / personal development / social competences / emotional safety)
We also offer toddler care in our living room “Keesje”. Toddler care is daycare based on 5 hours a week in the morning from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. (old playgroup daycare). Preschool care is the same as the primary school weeks, which means that we offer preschool care to children from the age of 2 forty weeks a year. The toddler care takes place in the living rooms of Baasje and Keesje. The toddler daycare children participate in the daily rhythm of the toddler who use the daycare in our living rooms.
The staff members of
this living rooms
If one term summarizes us, it is involvement. At the daycare center, with the parents and especially with the children. Because personal attention and individual development within a group are of paramount importance. We give a feeling of coming home with love.
What if there is no space,
is there any waiting list?
Due to the overcrowded daycare centers in the Netherlands there is a lot of demand for childcare. That is why we use a fair waiting list at Suusje. After receiving the registration form we will place your child on the waiting list (if applicable). If we haven’t met before, we will contact you to make an appointment. We understand that as a parent you want to know where you’re at on time, therefore we strive for a placement proposal at least 4 months before the desired start date.
If you agree with the placement proposal, your child is assured of a place in one of our living rooms. 1 month before the first day of care, we have an appointment for an extensive intake interview.
What are the costs of Daycare Center Suusje in Veldhoven?
In 2020 Kinderdagverblijf Suusje uses 3 rates, namely:
- Standard daycare
- 52 weeks a year
- 11 hours a week
- Per hour: € 8.72
- Pre-school care
- 40 weeks a year
- at least 5 hours a week
- Per hour: € 9.12
- Flexible childcare
- 48 weeks a year
- at least 11 hours a week
- Per hour: € 10.42
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We know it's unusual.
Getting used to you and your child is important to us. You are going to take your child to people you don’t know after all. That is why you can arrange the getting-used-to phase yourself, in the way that you feel comfortable with.
Getting used to it is also a pleasant and important moment for our staff. They can get to know you and your child. From this point on, a start is made on building up a relationship of trust with you and your child and their own permanent staff member(s).
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