As soon as your child arrives at our after-school care facility, we sit down to a buffet meal in the friendly and welcoming common room. Children can choose from fruit, vegetables, yoghurt, muesli, bread, and crackers. After our meal, we might go outside to play sports, go into the Ontdeklab Exploratory Lab, get creative in the Studio, play with Legos, build a marble run, or take a time-out in the Chillout Room. We offer several stimulating spaces and encourage children to share their own ideas. They have a say in the activities and projects and get to pick an activity from the calendar (which changes every month).
We also have an actual kids’ council, with the children sharing their own ideas and deciding what activities we organize. For example, we create a summer program that appeals to all children and go out on field trips, including memorable and enriching visits to museums and nature centers. This promotes children’s development and helps them grow into confident and independent learners.