ZieZo is our second out-of-school care location for children attending a special needs primary school. Characteristic of this out-of-school care location is that the children are cared for in a small group. Much the same as in their primary school environment, they are offered to participate in clear and structured activities. We work together with Youké. ZieZo is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In holidays ZieZo is opened from 8:30-18:00.
Out-of-school care ZieZo has one appointed group for children between the ages of 4 to 12. Due to its small size and fewer number of children, we are able to provide each child with extra personal attention. One Bink pedagogical staff member is present on a daily basis to care for a maximum of 8 children. Children attending ZieZo 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. In addition, due to our close working relationship with Youké who care for a maximum of 4 children within one room, we are also able to offer specialized care for children with behavioral-, emotional and or child rearing issues.
Youké offers children between the ages of 6 and 12 who, due to emotional and behavioral problems, are experiencing difficulties, the possibility to receive daily out-of-school care at Ziezo. The Youké children attend regular and special education primary schools. They are able, together with children of the same age attending Bink, to discover more about themselves, their home and each other through play.
The set-up of the group is especially designed to entice all children to play. There are designated, separate areas for building with blocks and for creating with arts and crafts. There is also a special area with computers 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 gym, the playroom and every day we use the hall that is adjacent to the group room.
After school, children can play on the playgrounds of the Annie M.G. Schmidt School. We mainly use the backyard where we can run, steppe, climb and clamber and do activities in the football cage. The children will feel at ease as they will already be familiar with these playgrounds.
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. They are offered to play or participate in sports activities every day.