Our section for older toddlers is located on the top floor. We are committed to meeting the specific development needs of this age range and help prepare them for elementary school. The walk down the various floors of the building is more than just functional, as it teaches children to use the stairs and allows them to see what’s going on in the kitchen and office. Singing songs together is part of our regular routine when we head outdoors (“Quiet, the babies are asleep right now...”).
We maintain separate gardens for our infants, with one of the yards being directly adjacent to the infant section. Our younger and older toddlers learn to independently use building blocks, climb across tires, or ride their bikes across the tracks. They like to go and hide, enjoy each other’s company, or enjoy some alone time as the mood strikes them. The plentiful trees provide all the shade they need to keep them safe and comfortable all year round.
You’ll find our facility near the city center, and you’ll pass it as you travel to or from work. We provide easy parking at the rear of the building.
In this location you will find Kindergarden Westzeedijk
Babies can enjoy the fresh air in complete safety in their own sheltered baby garden area. And the older children can play hide-and-seek to their heart’s content in the willow tunnel or in the sandpit, or race around on small bicycles or carts.
Our shady garden really invites children to start discovering and playing. There’s a screened area for the babies, which means that the older children can play to their heart’s content on the discovery path, the bicycle circuit and practice balancing on the halved car tires.
Our older toddler group focuses on each toddler’s specific developmental needs. We aim to promote self-reliance and challenge them to do as much for themselves as possible, as that will be really useful when they start school!
Exercise is important, which is why we offer weekly toddler yoga. This develops a good way of moving. We also practice keeping balance and we develop their fine and gross motor skills. They simply love it!
Every child lives in a world where everything impresses – and everything has an impact. That is why we work with horizontal groups at our locations.
Review from a parent
We’re simply delighted with Kindergarden Westzeedijk! All the staff are really professional and caring. The children are given a fresh, hot meal every day. It’s a beautiful location with a large rear garden right in the center of Rotterdam, where the children can enjoy playing outside. The rooms indoors are so peaceful and they have high-quality wooden toys.
Rate per hour: € 11,30
Freshly and warmly prepared lunch and baby snacks.
Pampers diapers, Pampers Sensitive wipes and Naïf care products.
Most types of bottle feeding are available. If you have a different wish, we will do our best to order it.
Teats & bottles
In terms of brands off teats, bottles and sleeping bags, we follow the wishes of the parent as much as possible
Inspection report GGD:
Additional information about safety can be found in the inspection report from the GGD.
Monday to Friday: from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Frequently asked questions
Many of our locations have waiting lists because many places are currently full. We rely on cancellations or schedule changes to make a new place available for you. This makes it very difficult to estimate how long it will take before placement options come up. We offer places based on the registration date.
We also have two types of waiting lists:
- an internal priority waiting list for siblings and for extra days for children who already have a place
- a general waiting list for children who do not yet have a place at Kindergarden.
We advise that you register your child as quickly as possible as this will increase your chance of a place. We will take your requirements into account and will, of course, do our utmost to accommodate you.
That depends on various factors including preferred days, how many days you need, and how flexible you are. For example, the likelihood of a placement becoming available for one day is greater than three or four days becoming available in one go. The more flexible you are as a parent, the greater the likelihood that we will be able to offer you a place.