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Figaro | DDC

Day-care centre Figaro offers day-care to children aged 0 to 4 years old. A group will always be guided by a permanent team of three to four child care workers, two of whom will always be present. Children’s day-care centre Figaro consists of 1 vertical mixed-age group with a maximum of 12 children.

Figaro is housed in the community school (‘brede school’) Batter in Ursem. This is a new, spacious building, within a safe environment and with a colourful interior. The building also houses out-of-school-care Figaro, playgroup De Keetschoppertjes and two primary schools (the Langereis and the Bavoschool). This way, you can bring your baby, toddler and school child to one location and pick them up from it as well. Easy!

Care

The day-care centre is opened from 7:00 AM to 18:00 PM. If you would like to know more about this location or are interested in the possibilities for your child, then please contact us.

Playing indoors

At Figaro there is plenty of room for pleasure and relaxation. The activities we offer are age-focused and stimulate the development of the child. The daily program is designed in a balanced manner and offers, next to organised group activities, space for free playing and making independent choices. The activities are offered in small groups. This is how we encourage the children to make contact among themselves. We also work with themes that are suited to their developmental areas. Children can always make use of the large collection of games in the gaming cupboard. We even have a library full of fun and exciting children’s books. We give every child the space for independent development, at their own pace, by playing and discovering. Children value regular daily structures. This is why it is important that there is a steady rhythm with permanent rules and recognizable rituals. Many children at the day-care still sleep between the afternoons or, in the case of infants, a large part of the day. The child is given a regular place to sleep. At ours, children are also allowed to sleep outdoors in a special ‘outdoor bed’. When we start and when we finish the day, there is room for welcoming and saying goodbye to the parents as well as for possible questions or talks with parents about their child’s progress.

Playing outdoors

Exercise and fresh air are important for a child. This is why we can often be found outdoors. The children have access to the football field next door as well as to our ‘natural outdoor playing’ square for various outdoor activities. There is a shed over there with outdoor toys that the children are always allowed to use. Children are able to register for different activities in or outside the premises, such as cooking or gardening. During school holidays we organise outings, searches or arts and crafts activities.

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