Pre-school care

Pre-schoolers broaden their horizons through play. Whether they’re occupied with toys and developmental materials, playing outside, craft activities, singing, or playing games, they just keep on discovering. In addition to the daycare for babies, toddlers and children from 0 to 4 years, we also have pre-school care locations exclusively for children aged 2 to 4 years.
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Pre-schoolers playing outside on the playhouse at pre-school care
Girl playing with leafs at pre-school care
Learning through play

As children grow, so does the need to expand their environment. Our pre-school care is an adventurous place that fulfils that need and is wholly designed to promote your child’s development: safe, friendly and stimulating. The children take important steps here, just like they do at home. They meet new peers, as well as adults, and they’re able to experiment with different materials, from paint, paper and pencils to glue, clay and sand.


The stimulation of language is always an important aspect of pre-school care. We have a strong focus on expression and language: singing songs, reading books and playing games. In a playful way the pre-schoolers are encouraged to discover their possibilities as well as themselves. Step by step, we prepare them for primary education.

Daily routine

At pre-school care your child learns to play, share and be around other children. The set routine means that the children know exactly what to expect each day. A typical day consists of the following:

  • Arrival (saying goodbye, free play)
  • Circle time (singing, chatting, reading, puppet show)
  • Play time (indoors or outdoors)
  • Creative time (cutting, gluing, colouring, tearing)
  • Circle time (singing, chatting, reading, puppet show)
  • Pick-up time
Toddlers playing outside on the slide at the childcare centre
Childcare practitioner playing with toddler focusing on development
Pre-school education

We offer pre-school and early years education for primary school at several daycare and pre-school locations in West-Brabant and Tholen. A summary of what that entails is given below.

Pre-school and early years education (VVE) are aimed at children between 2 and 6 years. VVE ensures that children are well-prepared to enter group 3. The child health centre determines whether your child needs to attend VVE. If this is the case, your pre-schooler receives early years education from us to assist them with language skills, basic maths, motor functions and socio-emotional development.

If your child has been given a VVE recommendation, then they are entitled to attend 16 hours of pre-school care instead of 6 hours. A special rate applies and the municipality reimburses part of the costs. Zo Kinderopvang works with three different VVE programmes: Pyramid, Doe meer met Bas and Ben ik in Beeld.

Collaborating with parents

Working closely with parents is very important to us. We are always keen to learn about your experience of your child and whether that is in line with what we see. During play, we take note of their interaction with other children and their play development. Naturally we also monitor speech development and motor functions. The strengths and any weaker aspects of your pre-schooler’s development are always discussed with you.

Childcare practitioner and playing child looking at a dandelion
Pre-schoolers standing in the outside area at pre-school care
Practical information

Our pre-school locations are open for 40 weeks each year and are closed during the school holidays. The pre-school holidays are aligned with those of the primary schools. The opening times vary for each location and can be found on the page for that specific location.

Children can be registered for pre-school care from 18 months of age and can attend when they turn two.

Click on the button below to find out more about pre-school care in Tholen: the general regulations, the rates and an example cost calculation.

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Would you like to know more?

Would you like more information about our pre-school care? We’d love to speak to you. Come and visit us to get a feel for the atmosphere or contact the location manager.
Children at Zo Kinderopvang are playing at the playground. The boy points to something in the environment.