Children Daycare Amsterdam
Location Wilhelminastraat: Daycare centre Knus Thuys has one location at Wilhelminastraat 193. Wilhelminastraat is right behind Overtoom and the daycare centre is located at only 50 meters from a large playground at Cremerplein and 200 meters from Vondelpark. We own a wagon (‘bolderkar’). Each day we spend an average of one hour outside (except in cases of hail or other extreme weather).
We employ qualified people and the location meets all required safety standards and is equipped with all modern conveniences. We’ve used fire-resistant/fire-retardant materials, and implemented underfloor heating, a soft sensory wall, and an air filter system which removes dirt and moisture from the air. The beds have sensor mats (to prevent cot death), and we’ve installed camera’s. The living room has a baby lounge (big playpen), and separate play corners for the older children, including a raised play area where they can read or play with Lego. Furthermore, the living room has French windows opening up to our enclosed garden (facing south), so the children can play outside and interact with nature. The garden has a separate play area for babies as well. Additionally, it is possible for children to sleep outside in what we call our sleeping houses (children are said to sleep longer and deeper in these). The houses are near the door so we can see the children at all times.
We offer the older children one organic warm meal a day. The location is run by the manager who has a bachelor’s degree and who also does some of the childcare. She has access to a child psychologist in case any special advice is needed.
The centre offers activities that stimulate language, nature activities, music lessons, yoga and dance. The activities are offered alternately.