Kids and Carrots offers unique toddler care with:

  • Small groups of 10-12 children maximum, with two friendly teachers at three Kids and Carrots locations
  • Challenging learning environment with a varied range of activities
  • A lot of attention for developmental stimulation
  • Many fun trips and daily outdoor activities
  • All food is organic and a freshly prepared steamed vegetable meal for lunch

Range of activities

The toddler care works with themes, each lasting nine weeks. The development-oriented activities are aligned with the themes as much as possible and the toddlers are offered at least two activities per day. Parents are informed of each new theme so that they know exactly what the children are doing and what is going on in the group. During the days when the child attends the nursery, the parents receive photos and videos of their child via Whatsapp. At the end of each theme, the parents receive the beautiful crafts and creations of the children to take home. We believe it is important that parents are aware of the activities we undertake with their children and the developments they undergo. As important as we find the preparation for primary school, we find it even more important that our toddlers themselves want to participate in the activities. Through our child-oriented approach, we stimulate the children, but we also leave them free to do so. The toddlers play outside at least once a day and go on regular outings. In order to prepare the children as much as possible for primary school and to offer them as much regularity and structure as possible, they come to toddler care for a whole day. The attractive toddler groups are furnished with different corners, each with its own purpose and function, such as a doll corner, a dress up corner, a car corner and a reading corner.

Going outside

At Kids and Carrots we play outside every day, so the garden is an important part of all our locations. The gardens are laid out with care while retaining natural elements. In the design, we strive for a good balance between free play and challenging play elements. Elements you may encounter in our gardens include playhouses, a picnic area, a traffic square, an outdoor workshop, a play hill with a slide and a sandpit.

The elements of nature are often favoured in our gardens, which is why water and sand play an important role. The water slide and/or tables guarantee hours of fun. Maintaining and updating the vegetable gardens is a regular outdoor activity. The pedagogical staff also organise various activities outside, such as searching for worms or leaves, slalom, throwing cans and drawing in the sand.

Organic nutrition

The children receive an organic, warm and healthy lunch meal every day. This meal consists of at least three types of vegetables, a grain and a meat substitute. We believe that responsible eating is very important and that the toddlers have had their daily dose of vitamins by the end of the day.

Development support

A unique development programme has been developed for the nursery. Through this programme, the children learn about numbers, letters, art, culture and the English language in a playful manner. At Kids and Carrots, the children are stimulated in their physical, emotional, cognitive and mental development. The toddlers also learn to relate to each other in a group context through functioning in the group and social contacts with their peers. In addition, the toddlers receive weekly dance, yoga and music lessons from professional teachers. Besides the varied indoor activities, the toddlers regularly go on an outing. During the art theme, they visit the art playground in the Palace Garden, spend an afternoon at the Children's Book Museum, choose autumn books at the library, admire fire engines at the Hague Fire Brigade, attend a special performance at the theatre or go to the supermarket together to get groceries, with which the children prepare their own snack. At Kids and Carrots we think it's important that, in addition to the fixed structure and regularity, the children gain different experiences and discover new things together with the other children and regular leaders!

Unique development

The children's development is followed throughout the year by means of observations and games. This makes it clear where the children stand in their development and what their needs are. This individual approach helps to guide the children in the transition to primary school and ensures that they are each supported in their own unique development. Toddlers who need extra challenges and activities are offered these at Kids and Carrots, allowing them to develop to their full potential. The same goes for the toddlers who still need some extra support and playfully practice letters, numbers and shapes together with the pedagogical staff.


At the nursery, themes such as toilet training and self-reliance play a major role. We discuss these themes as much as possible with the parents and ensure that we work on them together and are in tune with the home. In the process of toilet training, we discuss this with parents as much as possible. We also pay attention to the self-reliance of toddlers in a very accessible way. Together with the toddlers, we practice putting on and taking off coats and shoes, we wash our hands together and we support the toddlers in solving conflicts with their peers and in asking for help.

Daily schedule

At Kids and Carrots, we offer the toddlers a fixed daily programme. In the morning, the children arrive between 7.30 and 9.30 a.m., after which the day programme begins. The toddlers eat fruit at the table, together with the teachers, after which they start the meal. During this fixed, daily moment, attention is paid to the day of the week, the season, the weather, the Dutch and English letters of the week, the shape of the week, the colour of the week and the daily rhythm cards. This gives the children structure and clarity. In addition to this standard opening activity, other development-oriented activities are offered daily. Examples include discovering fruit and vegetables in our own vegetable garden, doing crafts and painting, building tents, emotion and letter games, ball games or running a race course. Then the children get ready for lunch. They enjoy a warm, healthy meal together, while the leaders read a book. This is followed by a rest period in which the toddlers take a nap or do a quiet activity, such as reading a book. After the resting moment, it is time for dinner again. The toddlers eat crackers together at the table, which are spread with the tastiest toppings, such as tomato or beetroot spread, veggie paste and hummus. The afternoon is devoted to a new activity, workshop, lesson or outing. The day ends with free play, after which they are collected again.

Time Activity
7.30 - 09.30  Entry of children
Free play
09.30 - 10.15 Opening of the day
Circle time at the table
Eating fruit and drinking tea
10.15 - 11.30 Activity
Playing outside
Workshop or outing
11.30 - 12.30 Warm lunch
12.30 - 15.00  Resting time
Toddlers take a nap or do a quiet activity such as reading a book or doing a puzzle
15.00 - 15.30  Circle time at the table
Eating crackers
Reading a book or singing songs
15.30 - 16.30  Activity
Playing outside
Workshop or outing
16.30 - 18.30  Free play
Pick-up time