WE DO IT DIFFERENT!
Unikids 2.0 Daycare is a small nursery where we provide care for children between 0 and 4 years. We inform and communicate in two languages, Dutch and English. We have access to a large nursery, located on the edge of the campus of Tilburg University in the former building of the Faculty of Theology.
In 2013, Unikids Daycare is taken over by former pedagogical member Elles Luijten. With a permanent staff of the nursery, the parents, the parents’ committee and in close cooperation with Tilburg University, we said in 2013 that childcare can be “different” and must be. We hope you are as excited as we do, after reading our website. And understands that our childcare can offer more then you first expected.. We cannot articulate everything and make it visible on our website, we hope you will come along without obligation, so you can experience “the difference”.
Small but still spacious
We are a small nursery and have no separate departments such as planning, administration and management. Small scale does not mean that we cannot offer the same quality, we believe that we can offer you much more. Every employee at Unikids 2.0 Daycare does what he or she is good at and contributes to the existence of Unikids 2.0 Daycare.
Flexible exchange policy
Because we are flexible in what we do, we can offer you the same flexibility. We think it’s important, society is changing, and we believe that the childcare has to grow along. We therefore offer flexible exchange days, which means you can use the unused days at the nursery, free in the quarter if the child ratio allows.
With our daycare we want to relieve the parents, you do not need to bring anything to our nursery. Among other, food, fruit, drinks and diapers are included in the hourly rate. Our hourly rate is € 6.94 in 2017 for all the different contracts! The childcare allowance in 2017 is up to € 7.18. We make use of program sessions at the daycare, in order to bring rust, cleanliness and regularity in the groups. Want to know what the daycare costs mean to you then, you look at the sample calculation in our pricelist.
No waiting list
We have no waiting list, not for new parents and not for the parents of the nursery who want to trade a contract day. There are waiting lists you wonder. The answer is yes, reorganization and the closure of nursery locations ensures that schedules flooding and less flexibility is shown to you as a parent.
Direct contact points
We are happy to work with you! Do you have any questions, comments, want to swap a day or just a friendly chat, the team is ready to assist. If we do not know the answer right away, it will be discussed within the team and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Children can be themselve
We have a great location for our nursery, nevertheless we only have two groups. In this way we can broaden the care. We work vertically on the groups, which means that the children aged 0 to 4 years, sitting together on the group. The children learn a lot from each other in this way. Toddlers take an example from the infants and toddlers learn to take into account younger children. Each child will also receive the attention and care when he or she needs it. A baby has his or her own rhythms. A toddler can go to bed when he or she needs it. In addition to the groups we have a large room and a garden for children to play, but also we offer different levels of individual activities so every child can learn at their own level.
Children come first
Because the groups are vertically set, the pedagogical staff, parents and of course children can build up a good relationship of trust. Because children remain in principle their entire time at the nursery with the same pedagogical staff and in the same group.
Friendly and open atmosphere
As the clock is tickin at home, it also tap at our nursery (Home, sweet home). A homely atmosphere for young and old, where everyone can be themselves. In addition to the daily care, we arrange activities for parents and children. Everyone is of course, free to participate in the activity!
Active parents and parents’ committee
You as a parent and the parents’ committee are important to us, we attach great values to look together how we can provide the best way of childcare for you and your children. The parents are assisted by the parents’ committee which are actively involved in the organization of the nursery daycare. They can be accessed directly for questions or comments. You can always let us know what you think!
Open for changes and your ideas
We are a young childcare organization with employees who have gained much experience from other nurseries. As a result, we have our ideas on how the childcare can change. But it is not just about our ideas, ultimately the opinion of you as a parent are very important for us. We hope that you make your opinion known to us and we know what you expect from us. So that we can respond to your needs.
Bilingual communication and information
We communicate and inform you as a parent openly and honestly, as we attach great values to. We offer everything in two languages, Dutch, English, Communication within the group, between pedagogical staff and children, conducted in Dutch and using the hands, feet and examples. English is only spoken when the child’s first language is English or spoken within the home situation. Language development is very fast in children between zero and four years, but the language development may be affected negatively if it is not obvious to the child when the language is spoken.
Children need to be protected and certainly in the area of privacy, we treat it very carefully. For this we do not show pictures of children on our general website. We invite you to our nursery, to see the children playing, laughing and sometimes crying. If we like to use photographs for example in a newsletter, we will always ask for explicit consent from the parents.
Coorperation with the Tilburg University
The university attaches great importance to its (international) employees to combine work and family in a pleasant way. Tilburg University has contributed to the initiative for establishing Unikids 2.0 Daycare. For the care of the child was found that the childcare is sometimes problematic for employees international staff do not yet have a social safety net, reorganizations and closures of nursery facilities results in waiting lists, no solid faces (employees) and changes in the direction of flexibility to new and existing parents.
Everybody is welcome
Big, small, fat, thin, and where ever you are coming from, every child is welcome. Also children from outside the university are welcome at Unikids 2.0 Daycare.
The safety of children and staff is paramount. Periodically a check is carried out by the health department of the government to make sure we meet the requirements laid down in the framework of the law. We are rated as very good! And therefore we like to invite you to read the positive reactions in the drawn out reports. We go beyond the law, for example, our location is equipped with a camera and lock on the door and we have a strict policy for visitors. Everyone is welcome as long as we know who you are.
Our daycare center is located on the west side of Tilburg in the southern part of the Netherlands, at the edge of the compact and park-like campus of the Tilburg University. Education, research and almost all facilities are concentrated at the campus, including our daycare “Unikids 2.0 Daycare”. The daycare center is fully accessible with any vehicle, this applies not only for the district Tilburg West, also neighborhoods like Blaak, Reeshof and the center are optimally accessible and the surrounding villages as Moergestel, Udenhout and Berkel-Enschot.