Bink has two out-of-school care locations for children attending a special needs primary school: bso ZieZo and bso 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 Binkies is opened from 8:30-18:00.
Out-of-school care Binkies has one appointed group for a maximum of 13 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 attending Binkies are under the care and guidance of staff members with a higher education degree (hbo) who have been specially trained in to use the "Kids’ Skills" methodology.
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.
After school, children can play on the playgrounds of the SBO Het Mozaiek. The playground has new jungle-gyms and table tennis tables. 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.
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.