Imagine your child experiencing great adventures and new challenges and encountering fun games, technology and music. Then imagine it all happening right in the middle of nature! Not quite an enchanted forest, but a wonderful, carefree time under the guidance of dedicated childcare professionals.
We feel that after school time is very valuable for children and that the Forest After School Club is a great way to stimulate a child’s natural curiosity. The children experience exciting, challenging adventures in the great outdoors. They go on treasure hunts and GPS walks and build huts, chop wood, make campfires and fly kites. Along the way, they learn lots about the natural environment and so much more.
The children decide for themselves what they want to do and can choose to take part in a range of outdoor activities. Our approach encourages children to learn, become more independent and use their initiative. Big Ben Kids staff are trained to observe the children so that they know who is taking part in the activities wholeheartedly and who needs a little extra help.
We offer after school care during term time (40 weeks of the year), from the end of each school day to 18:30. We are also open during school holidays and on days that schools are closed individually (for instance, for training and other purposes, so-called ‘margedagen’ and ‘studiedagen’).
15.00 – 15.45 children arrive from their schools
15.45 – 16.15 fresh fruits, cracker, water, tea
16.15 – 17.30 outdoor activities
17.30 – 18.30 free playtime and pick-up time
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A warm and stimulating atmosphere that allows children to grow and develop safely.
Loving and caring teachers
The staff at Big Ben Kids consists of passionate childcare professionals who love their work. They always do their best to ensure the children are safe, happy and fulfilled.
A truly international place
Our staff members come from all over the world, just like the families we serve. We are therefore acutely aware that our centres should be much more than places that simply care for children. We always go the extra mile to help families and try to bring everyone together to form a close-knit international community.
At Big Ben Kids, we serve two warm, healthy, homemade meals each day. The snacks are nutritious as well, with lots of fruits and raw vegetables. Parents receive our menu every week, so they are aware of what the children are being served. We also encourage the children to tell us what their favourite meal is; we listen and take their preferences into consideration.
Lots of extra activities
Next to the well-structured curriculum, we always like to do more! Decorating the childcare centres with the children, dancing, making music, learning the Dutch language, going to the library, the swimming pool, on field trips…
Learning through play
Our curriculum is carefully designed in such a way that the children don’t even notice how much they learn each day. For them, it’s all about playing and having fun!
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