Villa Bloom takes the health and safety of your child very seriously. We afford you peace of mind by taking every precaution in our approach to healthy eating habits, safety, hygiene and security.
Healthy eating habits
The foundations of lifelong dietary habits are laid down in early childhood. At Villa Bloom, we recognise the importance of diet and aim to do our best to contribute to healthy eating and drinking habits. This means not only eating healthy food but also involving the children in preparing meals and growing fruit and vegetables in our own garden.
Healthy food combined with the fun of preparing meals and sitting down to eat together all contribute to a positive attitude to nutrition and improve the quality of the children’s diet.
At Villa Bloom, lunch is always a hot meal.
During lunchtime, fresh hot meals are offered. Our meals are provided by Moekes Maaltijd. The ingredients are fresh and contain no sugar dyes. The Moeke meals are 100% organic and contain 95% biological ingredients.
Naturally, we also take into account any food allergies children may have as well as any dietary requirements of a religious nature. Moekes can also prepare vegetarian and vegan meals.
In addition to the hot meal, the children eat fresh fruit in the morning at 9am and have a healthy snack at 3.00pm (bread/crackers and yoghurt/milk) and 5.15pm in the afternoon (vegetables or other healthy snacks like tomatoes, cucumber, paprika, carrots and etc.).
Safety and hygiene
Whenever parents entrust the care of their child to another, safety and hygiene are of paramount importance. The Villa Bloom premises meet all the legal standards and requirements of both the Dutch fire department and the council’s health services. All our employees are carefully selected and specially trained and take their responsibilities as child carers very seriously.
The toys, play areas and other spaces at Villa Bloom are safe and hygienic and all staff know exactly what to do in the event of illness or accidents. The GGD (Community Health Services) inspects the inventory of risks annually.
Vaccination policy. Villa Bloom provides daycare for children of the ages 1-4 years old who may not have been (completely) vaccinated by the National Immunisation Program. Therefore they are still susceptible to infectious diseases that may cause a danger to their health. As a consequence, Villa Bloom’s requirement for admission is participation in National Immunisation Program or a similar programme from the country of origin. Villa Bloom acknowledges that infection risk can never be completely prevented, but our belief is that the risk will be significantly reduced. We have decided on this policy by taking the following recommendations and advice into account:
The recommendations from the report ‘’Prikken voor Elkaar’’ – commission of childcare & vaccinations July 1st 2019.
Advice of de ‘’Raad van State’’ following the legislative proposal of 11th March 2019
Agreement with the Villa Bloom parent committee
Villa Bloom would like to ensure that all their current and future children are participating in the vaccination programme, and therefore a proof of this document may be asked for. Villa Bloom respects parents’ choice to decline this participation, however, this will result in ending current and future contracts.