As indicated earlier, the feeling of being at home is enormously important for a child. For this reason, we advise you to let your child get used to the care before the start of the care period. In consultation with the teachers, you can bring your child a few hours or a part of the day a few times. The adjustment period is free of charge and preferably takes place two weeks before the start date. This adjustment period is not only important for the child. The parents, who leave their child somewhere for the first time, are naturally confronted with feelings. If there is a need for it, we are happy to help parents to place these emotions. The teacher parent communication app comes perfectly for these works.
The minimum requirement for using a period of adjustment is that your child is already used to the bottle.
The development of children is important. It lays a foundation for the rest of their lives. Childcare organizations must therefore exchange development information with the child’s school. This can only happen after the parents have given written permission for this.
A mentor for every child
Every child in childcare receives a mentor. Also,the children who go to the daycare on changing days (flexible daycare). The mentor is a pedagogical employee from the child’s group. The mentor stimulates the child’s development. For example, you can do it by setting goals. Are there specificities in the development of the child? Then the mentor refers to the parents for further help. When you go for the child care solutions then the options are quite open.
Number of pedagogical employees per child
The group size and group composition must be in the correct proportion to the number of pedagogical employees. The maximum number of babies of 0 years per pedagogical employee has been reduced since 1 January 2019. That is now 1 pedagogical employee for 3 zero-year-olds. Previously it was 1 pedagogical employee at 4 zero-year-olds. As a result, the pedagogical employee has more time and attention to children in the first year of life.
- For children 7 years and older in out-of-school care (BSO), the maximum number of children per pedagogical employee has increased.
- Volunteers do not count as pedagogical staff members in the calculation of the maximum number of children per pedagogical staff member.
Permanent employees for zero-year-olds
Zero-year-olds must have a minimum of 2 permanent employees who guide them. This is called the fixed-face criterion. A permanent employee knows how a baby develops, what makes the child stressed and what he needs. The fixed-face criterion does not apply to after-school care. You can also opt for the membership management software in this case.
Coaching by a pedagogical policy officer
Every childcare must have a pedagogical policy officer from January 1, 2019. This coaches the pedagogical staff in their daily activities. The coaching must take place at least annually. The pedagogical policy officer also deals with the pedagogical policy. For example, how pedagogical employees challenge children to learn new skills.
Training and development of pedagogical employees
The childcare organization must have a training plan for the education and development of pedagogical staff. There is a limitation for the use of trainees and employees who do not yet meet the training requirements. That way there is enough time and capacity to guide them.