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A Typical After School Care Day

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A Typical After School Care Day

We follow a general routine to give each day structure

Calm and relaxed environment
​No two days are exactly the same at our After School Care programme, but we do follow a general routine to give each day structure. This approach helps create a calm and relaxed environment, especially when the children arrive on location, as well as ensuring that all children feel comfortable and know how to behave and what to expect.

How a typical day looks like
For a more detailed overview of how the days are structured please click on the sections below. The extended day relates to those school's who close early on a Wednesday.

Standard After School Day - 15:00 - 18:30
Timing Activity
15:10 - 15:30 Kids pick-up and arrival at the Centre (arrival may be slightly later for locations with bus pick-up)
15:30 - 15:40 Settling in and hygiene protocol - bags and jackets neatly put away and hands washed
15:40 - 16:10 Snack time - in age appropriate teams with team leaders
16:10 - 16:15 Clean up time & toilet break - Children clean up with the teachers 
16:15 - 16:30 Quiet time/Homework time - Older children can opt to do their homework in designated homework area. Younger children read or draw quietly in designated area.
16:30 - 16:40 Discussion and Sharing Time - Children sharing about their day at school and planned activities for the afternoon are announced and children can express preferences to staff 
16:40 - 17:40 Outdoor / Gym time & Indoor activities - activities are age appropriate. Interesting activities are provided for those who would prefer to stay indoors
17:40 - 18:00 Outdoor / Indoor Activities - Both outdoor and indoor activities continue - children can continue with their activities or change.
18:00 - 18:20 Teachers and children continue indoors with free-play activities - cleaning up begins, with pick-up updates given to parents collecting children 
18:30 End of After School Care day
Extended After School Day - 12:00 - 18:30

For those international schools who follow the Dutch education systems pattern of a shortened day for younger children on a Wednesday, we provide an extended After School Care programme.  This programme is available at The Oaks, The Elms and The Maples.
 

Timing Activity
12:30 - 12:50 Kids pick-up and arrival at the Centre (exact pick-up time depends on school schedule)
12:50 - 12:55 Settling in - bags and jackets neatly put away and hands washed. 
12:55 - 13:25 Lunch - a warm, freshly cooked simple meal is served.
13:25 - 13:45 Quiet time/Homework time - Older children can opt to do their homework in designated homework area. Younger children read or draw quietly in designated area.
13:45 - 14:00 Discussion and Sharing Time - Children sharing about their day at school and planned activities for the afternoon are announced and children can express preferences to staff 
14:00 - 15:30 Self interest activity - Children engage in activities of their choice (a short educational or informative movie or documentary may be watched and discussed) followed by outdoor activity time
15:30 - 15:40 Clean up time & toilet break - Children clean up with the teachers 
15:40 - 16:10 Snack time - in age appropriate teams with team leaders
16:10 - 16:20 Clean up time & toilet break - Children clean up with the teachers 
16:20 - 16:40 Quiet time to relax - children read or draw quietly in designated area.
16:40 - 17:40 Outdoor / Gym time & Indoor activities - activities are age appropriate. Interesting activities are provided for those who would prefer to stay indoors
17:40 - 18:00 Outdoor / Indoor Activities - Both outdoor and indoor activities continue - children can continue with their activities or change.
18:00 - 18:20 Teachers and children continue indoors with free-play activities - cleaning up begins, with pick-up updates given to parents collecting children.
18:30 End of After School Care day