Child-care should be available to every child, that’s my vision. Children who are a hand full, children who are quiet, children with a disability, children who are bilingual (or trilingual), children with an allergy and all children I didn’t mention before. My name is Brenda and I am the director/owner of Carpe Diem. I am married and together we have two children, a son who’s 21 years old and a daughter who’s 17 years old. My son has a disability and when he was little I searched for child-care for him, but I couldn’t find it. That’s the reason I wanted to start my own child-care center, one where all children are welcome. Unfortunately I didn’t have experience in professional child-care and I didn’t have the necessary diploma’s. I did have a friend who worked in child-care and I asked her for advice. April first 2000 I was ready and I opened KinderOntwikkelingsCentrum Carpe Diem (Child Development Center), with a couple of child-care teachers who had the right credentials. This was 18 years ago and in the mean time I got my credentials (SPW3, PW4, Praktijkopleider, Kinder-EHBO, BHV) and I have taken many courses. To further extend my knowledge I am currently studying at the PABO for a bachelor in educational science, giving me the chance to integrate my teaching knowledge into our many preschool activities in the best possible way!
From an early age on I knew I wanted to work with children, as they are honest and I think it’s great to be a part of their development. When Brenda started Carpe Diem in 2000 I worked at a different child-care center and she asked my for advice. That’s right, I am the friend who worked in child-care! My name is Melanie and I have been working for over 23 years in child-care. Besides my extended experience in child-care I am mother to two daughters, aged 18 and 17, and a son aged 14. In June 2001 I was looking for a new challenge and I came to work at Carpe Diem. After six amazing years in which I saw Carpe Diem grow, I wanted to know what it was like to work for a big organization in child-care. Until then I had worked at several smaller organizations and I was curious to find out how everything worked in a big organization. After taking in a lot of experience at this big organization, Brenda called me in 2011, asking me if I wanted to come back to Carpe Diem as manager and she offered me an education to further my skills. And so I returned to Carpe Diem and together with Brenda I am responsible for all daily matters. We set the policy together and we both work as teachers in the group. I really like the fact that I have a large input in our policies and that I can use all my experience and skills to benefit the children of Carpe Diem.
We work together with Anouk, Adila, Myrte and Yvon (also teachers) and trainees from several universities.
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