We grow herbs in our own vegetable garden together with the children, using the fresh mint to make infused water or other herbs to put on our pizzas. We like to play in the area, which includes trips to the large local park, where we might play a game of soccer or horse around in the playground. We also love to explore the natural world right on our doorstep (what are some of the butterfly species found here?) and pick berries, nuts, and flowers as part of the “stop-and-pick” trail through the Princenhage neighborhood.
Whenever the weather permits, we eat outside at our picnic table on our covered patio, a space we also like to use for arts and crafts. During the school vacations, we set up a test container to carry out little experiments using basic objects. For our special “Knights and Castles” vacation theme, we even made castles out of cardboard boxes and did a scavenger hunt in the forest!
Well served by car and public transportation alike, our after-school club is located near the A16 highway to Rotterdam and Antwerp.
We pick up at the following schools:
- KBS Sinte Maerte
- De Eerste Rith
The schools where we collect can change. Collection days and times may vary depending on the school.
In this location you will find Kindergarden Princenhage
The children can really give a free rein to their fantasy and creativity here. We challenge them by offering many different types of materials (wood, bricks, clay, paint, and such things as Ecoline). So they’re not only doing crafts and drawing but also designing, building, and handcrafts.
How? Like this! Lab
Investigating, experimenting, and discovering; it’s all possible in our laboratory! Children can immerse themselves in biology, physics, chemistry, and technology by doing experiments.
We have a wide range of activities on offer during the vacations, ranging from silent discos to a guest lecture by a reptile expert. The activities are so diverse that every child feels catered for. We don’t just stay at the location but also take trips out, such as exploring nature in the neighbourhood.
Rate per hour: € 9,52
Pick up from school
Depending on distance from school with BSO bus, cargo bike or on foot.
Workshops and activities
Organized by the pedagogical staff of the location.
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.
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Wednesday: from 12:00 pm to 6:30 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.