Child day care
An attractive flexible form of childcare
Child day care is a care service offered in a small, manageable group with a permanent caregiver. Especially for the care of very young children, day care is an attractive and flexible form of care because of the family atmosphere and the close relationship, which also makes it easier to combine family and work. This form of care offers a safe and secure framework due to the possibility of intensive attention.
In day care, children aged 0 to 14 are cared for all day or in addition to the day care centre or school. As a rule, a day care worker looks after up to five children in his/her own household. Other models of child day care include care in the parents' household, in other suitable premises or in a large day care centre (a network of child day carers).
In order to be able to care for children in day care in Bocholt, a "permit for day care" from the Department of Youth, Family, School and Sport is required.
Early childhood education is a central component of day care for children
Child day carers are qualified for the education, care and upbringing of children; they have at least a qualification based on the so-called DJI curriculum. They accompany the children in their development. They offer diverse educational opportunities that also holistically promote the social and linguistic development of the children.
They plan educational offers and enable the children to make their own experiences and get to know the world. In day care, individual support and encouragement according to the inclinations and abilities of the individual child are combined with joint education and upbringing in the small group in a special way.