The children in our care think of our after school care as a fun and safe space to socialise and unwind after a busy day. And even though they attend different schools, they connect with each other through shared interests and extracurricular activities. They feel right at home at our bright and spacious centre and enthusiastically take part in the activities we offer every day, which may range from playing outdoors to cooking meals to building huts.
We encourage children in the after-school-care age range to interact and form friendships with each other by having them actively work together on projects and promoting social interaction this way. Older children who feel the need to chill out are welcome to use the space we set up specifically for this purpose.
During school vacations, we’ve got a different activity on the programme every day. We also organise field trips, and children have the option to express their creativity through art or do experiments in our lab. We often mark the end of summer vacation with a full week of parties and other fun events, including activities for larger groups of children such as karaoke afternoons or offsite workshops.
Our after school care is centrally located in Almere’s Europakwartier district, across from the Albert Heijn supermarket within walking distance of the Almere Poort railway station.
We also offer pre-school care at this location. This service is available during school days from 7.30 - 8.30 am. The children are taken to school by a Kindergarden employee. The pre-school care can only be purchased in combination with a after-school contract. The hourly rate is the same as for the after-school care.
We collect children from the following schools:
- De Droomspiegel
- De Zeeraket
- Sterrenschool De Ruimte
- De Kleine Wereld
The schools where we collect can change. Collection days and times may vary depending on the school.
In this location you will find Kindergarden Zwitserlandstraat
A sandbox, climbing equipment, a play hill for rolling down, and of course plenty of spots for playing hide and seek... Our large, semi-enclosed garden (with numerous shady spots) beckons children to come out and play.
Toddlers enjoy exercising every day, as this enables them to discover their bodies through play. We do this outdoors every day or in our huge basement gym when the weather is poor.
Rate per hour: € 9,12
Pick up from school
Depending on distance from school with BSO bus, cargo bike or on foot.
External outings during the holiday period (under supervision).
On Wednesdays and Fridays and during holidays
Inspection report GGD:
Additional information about safety can be found in the inspection report from the GGD for the main building and inspection report from the GGD for the external location.
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
During holidays and study days: from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Frequently asked questions
An after-school care contract relates to care after school hours. Children are collected from the school by a member of our childcare staff when the school finishes. During school vacation periods and/or study days, children are welcome at the after-school care the whole day. The same times apply here as for the daycare center: 7.30 am - 6.30 pm. This only applies to your contracted days. Should a study day fall outside your contracted days, you can consult the location manager to see whether you can request this extra day.
At Kindergarden we give your child healthy and varied food, at various times of the day.
The healthy buffet comprises raw vegetables and fruit, yoghurt with muesli, nuts and one sandwich or two crackers with a healthy topping. We always first encourage the children to eat some raw vegetables before choosing anything else. And of course, they also get something to drink, a choice of water or warm (not hot) tea.
Has your child’s school finished early? Of course, we’ll offer them a healthy lunch, including wholemeal bread with various, healthy toppings. Yoghurt is also an option. We also offer something to drink; a choice of water or warm (not hot) tea.
At the end of the day we always offer a snack, which can comprise fruit or dried fruit, or raw vegetables and something to drink.
Hot evening meal
There are also several Kindergarden after-school care locations where the children are given a hot meal at the end of the day. That’s convenient as they’ll already have eaten when you collect them. Of course, we serve healthy meals that cover all the basic food groups. We always prepare these fresh meals ourselves. If we offer this service at an after-school care location it will be mentioned on the location page.
During vacation periods, your child is welcome the whole day on your contracted days. The opening hours are then the same as the opening hours of our daycare centers: from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm. If you need extra time outside those hours you can pay for additional fifteen minute-periods at the location from 7.00 am - 7.30 am and from 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm.