Each child deserves their own place within the group. We describe here in particular the care of babies because they are the smallest ones in the daycare. And for parents, it is often the first moment that they have to deal with childcare. It is good to know how it ‘works’ to have a baby with the big kids. Once your baby is a toddler, then in general you already have more experience with daycare, so that you better know what you can expect.
When you bring your baby in the morning to the childcare centre, the pedagogic worker asks when he or she last nursed. The nursing times are determinative for the rhythm of your baby. We follow the rhythm of home as much as possible. We do ask you to manage the rhythm so that the baby does not need a bottle before 09:00 or between 17:00 and 18:30. A baby deserves full attention while nursing, a bit of one-on-one contact on the sofa. At the times mentioned, it is usual that the colleague (second pedagogic employee in the group) is not present, so that your baby cannot get the bottle in the relaxed way that is needed.
We have food from Hero baby 1&2 and hypoallergenic 1&2, Nutrilon 1&2 and hypo allergenic 1&2. When your baby is accustomed to a different food, we ask you to bring this along yourself. Of course we also give expressed breast milk, or, if you prefer, you can come to do breastfeeding yourself.
After the transfer has taken place, and the eating and sleeping rhythm for the day is known to the pedagogic employee, you say goodbye to your baby, but feel free to call if you want to hear how things are going!
We work following the child, according to the tempo of your baby. While we are busy with the baby, we chat to him or her; this is good for the language development of your child. In the group, there are different places where your baby can relax in peace; there are also places in the group where your baby has a view of the rest of the group. Look how interesting everything going on is! The bigger children have a regular daily routine; the youngest babies follow their own rhythm. One of the advantages of a vertical group is that the children are never all awake at the same time, and that means extra attention at the moments when other children are in bed.