From 1 January 2020, OBO Child Centers and Kibeo childcare centers will enter into a partnership, whereby Kibeo will provide care for three locations of the West Brabant Public Primary Education Foundation (OBO).
Since the summer holidays 2019, KindCentra OBO has been providing childcare at three locations. Providing childcare is a complex task, partly due to the laws and regulations that apply to childcare. Despite all the efforts and enthusiasm, it appears that the expertise and focus is on the provision of education. “That is why we have looked for a reliable and knowledgeable partner who can provide care at OBO. We found this cooperation partner in childcare organization Kibeo. ”Says Ad Goossens, director West Brabant Public Primary Education Foundation.
What changes for the parents
Children and parents keep their familiar place. The pedagogical employees who know the parents also remain and the name KindCentra OBO remains, because Kibeo is in line with the pedagogical didactic vision that KindCentra OBO has developed. In this way, the transition from school to childcare remains as accessible as possible for children. From 2020, the options and rates of Kibeo will be offered. Parents are informed through parent evenings.
“We find it important to provide stability for the children and that they continue to see their trusted pedagogical assistant. We see it as an opportunity for the future to support OBO in further shaping the OBO KindCentra, so that young children can grow up in a familiar environment ”, says Elly Brand, director of Kibeo.
West Brabant Public Primary Education Foundation provides education at sixteen public primary schools in 5 municipalities in Brabant. OBO's vision is that schools, regardless of the variation in educational concepts, are at the heart of society. They have an eye for the interests of the parties involved and work in consultation with parents, welfare and care institutions.