Tineke’s strength: make sure every child gets what it needs
Tineke’s career did not start out with children. She first followed European Studies in den Haag. The international aspect of her studies always appealed to her and she ended up following a six month study at the University of Queensland, Australia, as part of her training. After her studies Tineke worked at the Province of South Holland dealing with ‘policies’. She especially enjoyed seeing it worked out and put into practice. When things did not work out you can immediately adjust it. The turbulent developments in Daycares in 2011 bothered Tineke. How could there be such diversity in quality in different daycares? What type of quality should children be offered? Tineke followed a pedagogical training in order to understand a bit more. She found it even more important to get talking with parents about this. What are their wishes? Is it attainable? Her conclusion: YES! It is possible to offer a daycare where both the child and the parents are valued. Being able to choose for a Christian daycare was Tineke’s dream, and is now a reality. Making time to pray and read the Bible every day is a fundamental part of the daily program. Feedback we get from many parents are that 10forKIDS really do make a difference. ‘You offer something unique’; ‘There is a pleasant atmosphere’; ‘You have an eye and an ear for the right type of care, quality and atmosphere’. Lovely to hear! This is confirmation for Tineke that she made the right choice. You are very welcome at 10forKIDS.
Giving children a solid foundation for the rest of their life is what Nicole strives for! So it was an easy decision for her to follow a pedagogical training. Full of ideas and enthusiasm Nicole got started at her first job, but soon she discovered that her ideas did not always match with what was possible in the Daycare. Children needs to be challenged from early on. They don’t just need care, but also education and a variety of activities offered. Learning should be fun… your whole life long, so even the teachers find that they need to keep developing and learning. Good care starts with good leadership and that must be visible! So a seed was planted in her mind… what if I could start my own daycare? Together with Tineke Hendrikse, 10forKIDS was born…! A beautiful learning environment, where children feels safe and at home. The beauty of starting your own daycare, according to Nicole, is that you can pursue your dream… that which your heart is 100% after. Her creativity and passion for photography is also not wasted here. You may have noticed the beautiful pictures of your children regularly appearing on the app or website. Nicole is also partly responsible for optimal operations of 10forKIDS. You are, of course, welcome to contact her with personal questions or specific requests. Feel welcome at 10forKIDS!
Alida’s strength: Solving puzzles I am partly responsible for the administration of 10forKIDS. This involves personnel planning, swapping requests and taking the minutes of our meetings. Often it’s a bit of a puzzle to work things out, but that is exactly what I love about my job. Working at 10forKIDS offers variety… each day is different! Sometimes I can go visit the groups and take some pictures of the children, other times I have to write a column about eating healthy for our newsletter. Sometimes, at the end of the day, I don’t want to go home yet, haha! Another important task I have is to be approachable for parents to help them with their administrative questions. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask!
I started working at 10forKIDS in 2012. I think 10forKIDS is very unique in her identity and her appearance. Here is the perfect learning environment for both children and me as a teacher. We work thematically and every 6 weeks we start a new theme. I bring in lots of creativity by thinking of some fun things to craft and make. I also help with the decor (I love sewing), and help plan and execute activities, including our English program ABC English and Me. I work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
I followed a HBO teacher training and then worked at a primary school for six years. Here I worked together with pupils who need extra care support. Then I made a switch to the daycare center and in my free time I teach the children of the Sunday school. I find it a challenge to encourage children in their development. I want to see them as they are and make them feel unique. That is perfectly possible with 10forKIDS. I am a mother of four children aged 1-10 years. That also remains a nice challenge! Jolanda works on Mondays and Tuesdays
I love to chat with our young toddlers. They are honest, enthusiastic and that is contagious! I think it is important to provide the children with the necessary structure. Keeping an overview and creating the necessary peace within a group is important to me. In the right stimulating environment, the children develop optimally. This is done together with the children, that makes me happy! Janneke works on Monday and Wednesday.
I study pedagogics in Gouda at Driestar (evening classes) and then I get to put what I learn into practice during the day here at work. What I love about children is that they have such a simple way of reasoning. In fact, things are really not that complicated. It is what it is… right? If you want to explain something to a child then it is important that you are able to think like a child. Children see things a bit differently, and that is what makes is so nice… it often awakens the inner child in you. I would like to keep it that way! I work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Agnes’ strength: extra attention for fear of failure and language development
As a primary school teacher, I discovered that children with a history of fair of failure got my attention. I find it a challenge to support those children in a good way, so they can be themselves more and more, that’s what I’m going for. I have never regretted the transition to specific childcare. With my educational background, I want to educate the children in the area of language development. I know sign language. That can come in handy. Agnes works at the Wiebeltenen on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
I am a trainined maternity nurse and I am very happy to be able to apply the specific things I learned at 10forKIDS. Taking care of babies is a separate discipline. They are always ready for a learning moment at a young age. I gladly help them with that. Of course it is very nice to pamper the little children and give a lot of personal attention. With young children you learn quickly to discover his or her personal preferences. I think that is wonderful. Dominique works at the Stampers on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Claudia’s strength: developing and following group dynamics
I followed a training for teaching assistant. My experience as an teaching assistant showed me that I love the group dynamics. It is good to pay attention to the child. But the variation that can also be done in the presence of other children, in the sense of more social interaction with other children, attracts me the most. 10forKIDS is an environment where the children really feel at home. We do a lot of different of activities here and as a team we complement each other well. Nice to see that we are strengthening each other with all our different personalities. I love to go to work. Claudia works on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The strenght of Anna: Working with children is my compassion
I studied pedagogy at the Wroclaw University in Poland. I have received recognition that allows me to work in childcare and after school care in the Netherlands. I have already gained ten years of work experience, particularly in international childcare centers. Working with children is colorful and gives me inspiration and energy every day. They are uninhibited, creative, funny and enthusiastic! I could not wish for a better working environment.
I first started as an intern at 10forKIDS and now I work fulltime at the group the Stampers. During my internship I already noticed that 10forKIDS aims for the highest. You see it in many areas, like the care, the nutrition, but also the teachers. Parents are always welcome to come with a question, concern or suggestion to me or to the management. Genuine attention is given to parents and children. I enjoy it here at 10forKIDS. I work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I started as a trainee at 10forKIDS. Even then I found the leaders involved and professional. That I can be part of the 10forKIDS team is super! The nice thing about working at 10forKIDS is the diversity of children. They all have their own unique, mostly international background and I learn a lot about their culture and background. That makes it extra fun. I think the best thing is when children can proudly receive their compliments from me: well done!! And that they agree with it as well! It makes me very proud of them. I work in Vlaardingen on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The strength of Mirjam: motor development of children
I am originally a physiotherapist and have worked in this position in Germany for eight years. I speak German fluently. I enjoyed doing this work, but I decided to switch. I now enjoy working at 10forKIDS. I really enjoy the young children and I can laugh a lot with them. They have captured my heart! Of course I cannot help it and I keep a close eye on the motor development of the children. Nice to do!
Hi I’m Melissa! Nice that you want to know more about me. I have been working with 10forKIDS since 2017. This is mainly because they really look at your personal talent. What are you good at and what makes you happy? The children are also looked at this way. Helping children in their development and in particular continueing to develop what they are good at and what makes them happy. That is the beauty of my profession. I also like to pay attention to the environment and the details and if I can, I would like to record it for you via photo or video. I work especially in Vlaardingen. Hope to see you again!
Willeke’s strength: education in daycare, playfully.
In 2016 I obtained my Social Agogic Work diploma (level 4), after which I also obtained the diploma for teaching assistant. Both at the Hoornbeeck College. After that I started working as a teaching assistant. When I was offered a combination job as a teaching assistant and as a pedagogical employee, I noticed that working in childcare suits me very well. I love teaching children new things. Tinkering nicely or reading the theme story in a circle. My teaching assistant background is very helpful here.
Willemijn’s strength: working in a result-oriented way
Before this, I worked in care for the disabled, where it is difficult to understand the behavior of children and adults. I did that work with great pleasure, and in the end I made the choice for childcare. Here I experience new challenges. You can teach children a lot where you immediately notice the result. The combination of childcare and after-school care also works well for me. I am glad I had the courage to take the step to childcare!
The power of Annelies: attention makes everything more beautiful.
I studied Health and Welfare Sciences in Belgium. The government has recognized this diploma, which means I can also work in childcare. I gained my work experience as an au pair with an expat family with two daughters. I also lived in Malaysia temporarily with this family. Children that need a little more attention, that affects me. I would love to give these children that little bit extra. See them and appreciate them. Fortunately, that is very well possible at 10forKIDS!
I follow a work and learning trajectory at 10forKIDS through my BBL training at the Hoornbeeck College in Rotterdam. I am having a great time at 10forKIDS. It is a nice working environment where I get a lot of room to develop myself. Why do I enjoy working with children so much? I would like to offer a safe place for the kids and stimulate them in their development. Children with special needs have my attention. In addition, it is really good that the children at 10forKIDS hear the Word of God. I think that is of great added value. I mainly work on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.