Types of childcare

Child care is a collective term for different types of daycare. Here we describe the most common types of daycare.

Different forms

There are various types of childcare, also within Devi Kids. We offer both daycare and out-of-school care. You can read about the differences below:


At a daycare, children between the ages of 0 and 4 years old are taken care of. At the daycare, there are different types of groups, namely horizontal and vertical groups. Horizontal groups contain children of the same ages. There are several groups: baby, toddler and preschool groups. In these groups, your child is in a group with peers of the same age. In vertical groups, children are in a group with children who are different ages. You can decide what you find best for your child and select a daycare accordingly. At Devi Kids, we have age appropriate groups. As a result, we give each child the attention and challenge they need.


After-school care includes before-school and after-school care. After-school care is for children aged 4 to 12 years old. Before-school care is care before the school day starts. After before-school care the children go to school. After the school day has finished, there is the possibility of going to after-school care. Whether the children are picked up from school by the school care staff depends on each after-school care. OSC location is centrally located to several schools, such as the International School Breda, Petrus en Paulus, De Nuts and Motessori. The children are picked up from school by our staff members.

Child minder

A child minder is care provided at a child minder’s home or in your own home. Child minding is a small-scale care, because a child minder can take care of a maximum of 6 children. You cannot become a child minder overnight. The location must fulfill legal requirements. In addition, a child minder must have an appropriate diploma, just like daycare employees.

Pre-school care

Pre-school is also a specific type of child daycare. Pre-school care is for children aged 2 to 4 years old and is completely focused on this developmental age. Pre-school care can be an option for when your child does not attend daycare. It can be a good preparation for primary school. A child learns social skills, which are useful for the transition to primary school.

Requesting childcare

Once you have chosen between the different types of daycare, you can start applying. How far in advance should you request childcare? This depends on the type of care and the childcare itself. With a daycare, it is often good to arrange this as soon as possible. Preferably when you are in your first weeks of your pregnancy. This is because daycare centers fill up quickly.

Often when you visit a daycare you can tell if it suits you and your child. For this reason, feel free to ask for a tour of a childcare you may be interested in.   

Want to take a look first?

Often when you visit the daycare you feel if it suits you and your child. Therefore, it’s always good to ask for a visit. At Devi Kids you are welcome to visit our locations. Through our website you can schedule a tour. We look forward to showing you the peace, nature and warmth of the different locations!

Already familiar with our locations and want to sign up? You can easily do that online via the website.


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