Our infant groups

Infants have their own groups at our locations as this helps our childcare staff respond effectively to their needs. How do we do this? We listen very carefully to them, but we also align our location interior and play equipment to their needs.

Two of everything

Infants like playing next to each other but not yet with each other. They enjoy imitating each other, which is why we always offer at least two tasks/items of play equipment so that they can copy each other. This also prevents any unnecessary competition for the same play equipment, as sharing is still very difficult during this age phase. 

Urge to move

Infants have an incredible urge to move, which is why we offer them the opportunity to climb, slide, and run. We have furniture that really stimulates movement in each infant group so they can climb on, crawl under, or walk behind things. Our infants can exercise all day like this to meet their movement needs. Another fantastic benefit is that this also develops their gross motor skills. 

Our interior supports development

Movement is important, but infants also need a challenging and clear space to develop and to relax. The space itself and the equipment in the group help and stimulate this, acting as ‘third childcare staff’ from which they learn (because children also learn from you as well as from each other). 

Infants like collecting things, which is why we offer lots of opportunities to place things in baskets in the infant group. This is one of the ways our interior meets your child’s developmental needs. We never offer too many different items of play equipment at the same time in an infant group. This enables the infants to really focus on play and it’s less distracting for them.

Smaller groups create calm

We regularly split our infant groups into smaller groups, so we can better align the activities to the different developmental levels within the group. This also creates a sense of calm during the activity itself.

Smaller groups create calm

We regularly split our infant groups into smaller groups, so we can better align the activities to the different developmental levels within the group. This also creates a sense of calm during the activity itself. 

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