playing, learning and educating

Every child has all kinds of potential. Every child is unique and develops in his or her own way and at his or her own pace. The environment, the parent and the childcare can support the child in this. They do this in their upbringing, which we also call pedagogy. 

The government and parents expect childcare to contribute to upbringing. Every childcare centre and childminder agency therefore have a pedagogical plan, in which the characteristic vision of working with children is described. There are different pedagogical schools, and each person rears children in their own way. On this page, you will find the pillars under our vision.

Emotional safety and connectedness

The well-being of a child is the basis for his or her development and growth. An atmosphere of cosiness and safety with attention to the child are important conditions. 

A home situation such as with a childminder is ideal for this. A child recognizes daily activities. This offers certainty and clarity. Kroostopvang follows the principle of equality between parents, childminders and children. Everyone knows and takes their own responsibility and takes the other person into account. 

The childminder acts according to the situations that arise. Sometimes, the childminder can let a child be free and enjoy playing alone. Sometimes, a child requires 1-on-1 attention, an extra hug or some extra explanation.

Personal skills

The development and learning of personal skills such as independence, self-confidence, flexibility and creativity. For young children, play is the way to develop skills. 

Children are challenged for motor play. This is play in which the gross and fine motor skills are called on. And children also learn by participating in daily activities. Examples are helping to set the table, do shopping or recycling paper. 

The childminders seize every opportunity as playful 'learning moments' in which attention is paid to the development of language, motor skills and social skills.

Social skills

Social skills are needed for interacting with others. For example, being able to see the viewpoint of another person, communicating, collaborating, helping others, preventing or resolving conflicts and developing social responsibility. A child develops these skills every day at home and during errands, often unconsciously. 

Our childminders guide a child from a positive attitude where attention is paid to what the child can do and what goes well. Children literally and figuratively grow from compliments and successes that they experience.

Values, norms and culture

The society in which we live has characteristic values and norms; there is a certain culture. In addition to this culture, every family also has its own values and norms. 

Childminders who work via Kroostopvang respect each individual child, the child's parents and the child's background and culture.