After School Care
Cosiness, sportivity and learning at the same time.
In total we have 8 After School Care locations, for children aged 4 to 13, throughout Katwijk and Valkenburg.
An After School Care location is always linked to one or more primary schools. Special education is the only exception to this.
At our locations we offer the children fun and challenging activities as well as outings, on a daily basis, taking into account what their age and interests are. Child participation plays an important role with the choice of activities and the development of the activity programmes.
Child participation is a way of working which aims to involve the children and give them an actual say in the way the After School Care is run. Care for each other is our mission. So also caring for your child and his/her specific needs, wishes and surroundings. We do not want to take over from the children, but support them in discussing and implementing plans themselves. This way we believe we can contribute to the development of their social and personal skills and introducing them to the norms and values of the different children. And of course we want the children to have a fun, relaxing time.
At the After School Care we do a lot of outdoor activities, crafts and reading. We also organise fun and educational trips, for example to the forest, a museum, the playground or to the beach. We work with theme weeks and days. Under the theme of the moment we offer the children several creative, sportive and educational activities.
We offer several After School Care packages and services for you to choose from. Below you can find an overview.
After School Care with or
without school holidays
At our After School Care locations, our pedagogical staff look after your child after school. You can chose between After School Care with or without the school holidays.
During the school weeks, our pedagogical staff will pick up the children from the various schools at the end the school day. Older children can come to the after school location independently.
During the school holidays we merge After School Care locations, for example to do joint activities and outings. The Holiday Care can therefore take place at a different location than where your child is enrolled. To ensure an adequate planning it is important that you let us know in time if your child won’t make use of the Holiday Care.
Flexible After School Care
Do you work variable shifts and do you need different days of After School Care each week? In that case, the combination of care and work can be a real challenge. With Flexible Childcare for children aged 4-12 years, we offer the possibility of matching days of childcare to suit your working schedule. These ‘customized care’ is offered at all After School Care locations. More information about flexible childcare is available here.
In addition to the regular After School Care, we provide the so called Holiday Care. By this we mean childcare for full days during the school holidays. If you only want to make use of After School Care during the school holidays for one or more days, this After School Care package is perfect for you.
In holiday weeks, our After School Care is opened from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 18:30 pm.
Before School Care
During schoolweeks, your child is welcome at our Before School Care from 7:30 am, at Children’s Centre Spelevaren even from 7.00 am. Until it’s time for school your child is staying in the same room where the After School Care takes place. Our pedagogical staff ensure that your child is at school on time and bring him/her to the classroom.
At all of our After School Care locations, we offer you the opportunity to purchase warm meals for your child. You can find more information here.
Structural Early Opening
The regular After School Care runs from 15.15 till 18.30 pm. However, at some schools, children get the entire Friday afternoon of. For these Fridays (during school weeks) you can apply for ‘Structural Early Opening’. This After School Care runs from 12.00 till 15.15 pm. The rates for this care get calculated based only on the school weeks, 3.25 hours a day. We charge the costs through your monthly invoice.
Incidental Early Opening
Sometimes the school your child attends, closes early or for the entire day, for example due to mandatory seminars for teachers. For these days we offer you the possibility to make use of our ‘Incidental Early Opening After School Care’. In certain situations we will even open for the entire extra day. We include the known closing (early) days to our planning in advance, like the Friday before school holidays.
In order for you to make use of Incidental Early Opening, it is essential you apply for this service through the parent portal of your child in KindPlanner. With each application we strive for a fitting solution.
We always charge the costs for Incidental Early Opening afterwards.