When will your child move to the next group? Who will inform you of this? And why is that a younger child sometimes transfers earlier than your own child?
Children transfer to the next group at Kindergarden when children who have reached the age of four transfer to primary school. This frees up childcare places. Of course, the children who are moving to primary school will have attended our childcare on a specific number of days. These days will now be offered to children from the younger groups. The exact days that become available are the first factor we take into account when transferring a child to the next group.
The second factor is: who are the oldest children (and which days to they come to our childcare)? In principle, they are the first to transfer. Our planners at the head office meet with the location manager every month to discuss any specific details relating to transfers.
From whom and when will you receive a notification about your child’s transfer?
As parent, you’ll hear from the location manager when your child is due to transfer. She’ll inform you of this four weeks in advance. This is because the schedule can still change before then.
We actually have a one-month notice period. Cancellations can also result in transfers changing. We cannot give you any information about when your child will start the new group before that time.
Why do some children transfer more quickly than others?
This concerns the availability of the required childcare days. If the days that become available don’t match the days your child attends childcare, it can be that a younger child will transfer earlier than your own older child who. The starting point at Kindergarden is: a child should have transferred on all contracted days within eight weeks. We adhere to this eight-week limit because we don’t think it’s desirable to have your child alternating between groups for longer than two months. Stability, and a safe and familiar environment are important for good development.
A short example:
Imagine your child attends childcare for four days a week. It is possible that not all the required days will become available when your child is ready to transfer. For example, it could be that Mondays and Tuesdays are available in early April but Wednesdays and Thursdays only become available at the end of April. As this falls within the eight-week period, we will allow the child to transfer in this case.