A little eye contact, a pat on the head, or a loving response when your child needs a little TLC.For our trained childcare workers at the Middenweg daycare, it’s all second nature. In the infant sections we actually use hanging cribs, so our youngest charges can get used to the sounds and scents of their surroundings. We offer baby massage and baby yoga to help your child adjust to their new surroundings, and have found that our younger and older toddlers also enjoy the yoga classes, as well as the music lessons.
To prepare the older children for elementary school, we encourage maximum self-reliance, which means, for example, that they can grab their own water and cups and pour the water themselves.
Supporting the children’s growth towards independence is part of our philosophy, including both indoors and outdoors. Working together, solving problems on your own, training your stamina and, of course, the art of falling and getting up again... you’ll learn it all in our large and beautifully arranged garden, complete with tree bark for stepping over, wooden teepee poles for climbing, and a bike and play track. To top it all off, we’ve got a state-of-the-art sandbox and an outdoor kitchen. The separate, secluded section for our infants – covered with artificial grass and special outdoor toys – makes our garden complete.
We are located in Amsterdam’s family-friendly Watergraafsmeer, right next to Frankendael Park and near the A10 highway.