Our groups

at the day care facility

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At Wonderland, you can choose if you want your child to join a peer group, consisting of children of its own age, or if you prefer him or her to join a mixed-age group, consisting of children in the range of 0 to 4 years old. We call this ‘age oriented day care in a horizontal or vertical group’. Both types of group have their own distinguishing characteristics and advantages.

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Age oriented day care, the horizontal group

When you choose a horizontal group, your child will either join the baby group, the toddler group (1 to 2 years old) or the preschool group (2 to 4 years old).

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Baby group

Our staff takes care of your baby according to the familiar routine of home. We do this every day, with a lot of loving passion and attention. Calm, hygiene and safety provide an important basis for a baby’s development. That is why Wonderland offers every child their own comfortable bed to rest and sleep. Additionally, we stimulate your child’s development by offering suitable activities and toys. Toys of all kinds of materials, various colours and producing a variety of sounds. Do you breastfeed your child? We will store your milk in our special freezer. And, of course, you are most welcome if you want to come and feed your baby yourself.

Toddler group

From the age of 1, your child becomes a toddler. Little by little your child’s world gets larger. Your child can’t wait to take his or her first steps to discover the world, observing it with wide open eyes. Imitating the ‘world of grown-ups’ is a favourite game. More and more, toddlers will start making their own decisions and develop a will of their own. Additionally, your child’s language skills and physical proficiency will improve. These developments are stimulated and closely monitored by our staff. They respond to your child’s need for discovery with suitable activities, conversations and songs.

Preschool group

From the age of 2 and up, your child is able to join the preschool group. At this age children are increasingly independent. The ‘me do it’ stage has begun. They start to develop an interest in the grown ups and the other children around them. Cautiously, they begin to play with other children. In Wonderland’s preschool group we make a start with communal activities.

Preschoolers have an unbridled fantasy. Perhaps that explains why you will find plenty of fire men and princesses at Wonderland. All children get all the room they need to discover their own ‘me’, closely monitored and guided on their search for norms and values by our staff.

Advantages of childcare in a horizontal group

  • Adaptation to your child’s level of development, to their needs and interests
  • Activities and materials are better adapted your child’s age
  • A well balanced daily routine
  • Children of the same age play together
  • In the separate baby group, there is a strong emphasis on calmness, hygiene and safety
  • Parents recognise certain behaviour in each other’s children and are able to share experiences
  • Over time, the group will continue to offer your child challenges

Childcare in a vertical group

(mixed-ages, 0 to 4 years)

Our vertical groups are mixed-age groups, consisting of children from 0 to 4 years of age. This way, the children learn a lot from each other. Younger children observe the skills of older children, while older kids learn a lot from their interactions with younger children. Our Day Care Group (0 – 4 years) is particularly suitable for children sensitive to change. And for parents who prefer to have brothers and sisters in the same group together.

Advantages of childcare in a vertical group

  • Your child can remain in the same group for the entire period he or she receives day care.
  • Our staff members will get to know your child through and through, enabling them to respond to your child’s individual needs even better
  • Younger children learn from older children, older children help younger children
  • The group stimulates the development of your child’s social skills, like showing consideration for each other.
  • Your child will participate in the activities at his or her own level. A toddler who is ready to take part in a toddler’s game, will join the toddlers. And vice versa: a toddler who is not quite up to it, can continue playing with baby materials.
  • Over the years both the parents and the child will deal with the same staff members, creating a trusting relationship.
  • Parents learn from each other and see that certain behaviour may be age-bound.

Wonderland offers Preschool Care (2 to 4 years) too!

Allow your child to have the best development

We find it very important to provide you and your child with the best possible start at our day care facilities. That is why we invite you to visit one of our locations for an introduction and to have a guided tour. You are very welcome to drop by one of our facilities and get a taste of the atmosphere. It will be an excellent opportunity to ask all your questions.