’t Sleepken

Category: Daycare for children aged 0 to 3 and
out-of-school care for children aged 2,5 to 6
Maximum number of participants: 12
Distance: 1.5 km – 15 minutes walking
Groups will meet at the conference venue entrance and travel with a guide to field visit locations.

About ’t Sleepken

“Sleepken” is a community-oriented childcare center, located  in an old industrial district with a high level of diversity. They use their multicultural and strong community network to build connection between the children, the parents, the neighborhood and their team.

To ensure a continuum of care and connection with the children’s network, the daycare and out-of-school care collaborate actively with each other, as well as with the families, schools and neighborhood. Children explore the neighborhood, shop locally and use public spaces. The childcare is part of the local community and tries to mirror its values in its daily practices. Parents are always welcome and stimulated to participate in decision-making.

About the visit

This field visit shows you how a child care center can help to strengthen community networks. Discover our tips, quick wins and the possible pitfalls inviting the neighborhood into the childcare center and taking the center outside in the neighborhood.

You find a brief description of each location and pedagogical focus of the visit below.

Below, you find a list of each school welcoming a field visit.