Toddlers are curious by nature. They want to explore and look for the answers to all their ‘Why-questions’. Toddlers can go on their quest in our special (ECEC-certified) toddler groups. Under the supervision of two (ECEC) certified employees, children from ages 2 to 4 will go out and explore. In the classroom, in the hallway, in the garden or outside the premises; discoveries are made everywhere!
The toddlers are prepared for elementary school in a playful manner. The children often sit in a circle for an activity or to listen to each other’s experiences. The daily rhythm is the same as at school and each term is focused on a different theme. We will also regularly visit the Grote School, a nearby elementary school where we will participate in class for an hour.
The staff members of the toddler group possess specific knowledge about the development of a toddler. The staff can determine the needs of a child by looking at their specific development. Are they doing well, does the child need extra support or do they need extra challenges? Every child is given the guidance and support they need. That not only applies to our toddler groups; did you know all our childcare locations work with the Clever Toddler (Pientere Peuter) method?
We daily offer space for 16 toddlers, who are accompanied by two pedagogical staff members. You can find our special (ECEC-certified) toddler care at the following locations:
• De Kleine Wereld Ceintuurbaan
• De Kleine Wereld Juliana
• De Kleine Wereld Steigereland
This toddler care falls under the Dutch Child Care Act. This means that every parent is entitled to compensation for the costs of the day care. As a parent, you pay an income-dependent contribution and receive a compensation in the form of childcare allowance or a municipal compensation. For more information, please see the website of the municipality of Amsterdam. This website mentions both pre-schools and ECEC toddler day care. These terms are used interchangeably but refer to the same thing.
You can register here for our pre school.