Bso-<i>i</i> Binkies
Bso-<i>i</i> Binkies

Bso-i Binkies

Bink has two out-of-school care locations for children attending a special needs primary school: bso-i Ziezo and bso-i Binkies. The children at Binkies are assigned to a group with fewer children. Much the same as in their primary school environment, they are offered to participate in clear and structured activities. Out-of-school care Binkies is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In holidays and study days Binkies is opened from 8:30-18:00.

Extra personal attention for every child

Out-of-school care (bso-intensive) Binkies has one appointed group for a maximum of 10 children from ages 4 to 12. Due to its small size and fewer number of children, we are able to provide each child with extra personal attention. There are two staff members working at Binkies on a weekly, consistent basis. Children receive specialist guidance at Binkies: some of our staff members are college educated (hbo) and have completed the "Kids' Skills" training.

Plenty of room to play for children of all ages

The set-up of the group is especially designed to entice children of all ages to play. There are designated, separate areas for playing with dolls, going to the grocery store, building with blocks, creating with arts and crafts and playing dress-up. There is also a special area with computers and a television, as well as a lounge area where children can read a book or listen to music. Even if the weather is bad, children can still have a great time playing in the designated areas or in the gym. 

Large outdoor play area

After school, children can play on the playgrounds of the SBO Het Mozaiek. The playground has lots of jungle-gyms. There are also football goals set up and a special sports field for softball, hockey, football and basketball. There is also a special “traffic” area with parking spaces, crossing paths and other traffic markings where children can bicycle in a special designated area, safely avoiding children participating in other activities. Or just run or swing.

Structured activities presented with pictograms

When the children get out of school, they are first able to play freely, indoors or outdoors. Afterwards, staff and children enjoy a snack together and go over their day, with the help of pictograms. Pictograms are cards depicting a picture or symbol. Children are offered to participate in two different activities each day. The activities may sometimes be age-related, but are mostly suited for children of all ages. Children are offered to participate in a variety of activities ranging from cooking lessons and arts and crafts, to theater, drama, dance and music lessons.