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The Little Castle, Voorburg

We are delighted to announce that the remodeling of the stunning, monumental property 'Huis de Werve' in Voorburg has commenced. As the building work and the landscaping of the 5000m2 natural playground progresses, registration has opened and the doors of the location will open on Monday 5 March.

Under the name 'The Little Castle', the beautifully remodeled and classically decorated location will offer premium International Day Care for little princes and princesses aged 0-4 years.

The Remodeling & Planned Time Frame

Towards the end of 2017, we received permission from the Gemeente Leidschendam-Voorburg to transform the monumental building 'Huis de Werve' into a prestige childcare centre. From December to March, general internal remodeling and redecorating is taking place to achieve the high standard of facilities Zein locations are known for. During this time, the grounds of nearly 5000m2 surrounding the property are also being transformed to provide a fully equipped natural playground for countless hours of outside play. The location will be fully transformed and ready to welcome the first children on Monday 5 March. 

A homely interior & large natural playground

The spaces will be decorated with natural colours, stylish wallpaper and soft carpeted areas to create a homely learning environment. The interior design of Zein centres is so integral to the approach that we have produced our very own furniture line to use within them. ‘Dutch DeZein’ furniture brings the outdoors inside by using smooth wooden forms that bring the outdoors inside by using organic shapes reminiscent of a tree. The line also includes pieces that support the imaginative play aspect of Zein’s pedagogic vision – like a kitchenette with adult and child height sinks, and a play arch set up where, with the help of a large blanket, a play hut can be created and children can let their imagination run wild…In addition to the five day care rooms, the location will offer a fully equipped kitchen where the full-time chef will prepare warm and organic meals and snacks for the children, a large central hall (living room) to provide extra space for indoor activities and a large natural garden with age appropriorate areas and different play zones.

Zein is experienced in renovating and remodeling listed properties and is also working closely with an experienced architects, Bureau Kroner, to ensure that all the necessary restrictions regarding changes to a listed property are adhered to, and that right from the start all our plans are in line with the guidelines of the relevant authorities. 

Read on below to find out what else the location offer...

Registration NOW OPEN!

Zein is open to all families with an international mindset who value the advantages that an international childcare environment can bring. We look forward to providing the high standards of care that Zein is known for to both international and Dutch families in Voorburg and beyond at The Little Castle. To avoid disappointment, timely registration is advised.

Click here to register your child(ren)

Whilst construction is taking place, our friendly team would be delighted to welcome you at one of our other locations for a personal tour to see the programme in action, meet the staff, get a feeling for the atmosphere and ask any questions you may have. Upon completion of the remodeling - and prior to your child starting - you will, of course, be invited to visit The Little Castle.

Click here to arrange a visit

Groups & Facilities

The Little Castle will feature:

  • Beautifully renovated and classically decorated monumental location
  • Very large natural playground with age appropriate areas and different play zones.
  • Very high safety and hygiene standards
  • Fully equipped kitchen with full-time chef
  • Freshly prepared organic and nutritious meals and snacks
  • Open central hall for indoor play
  • Self-service table with espresso machine for parents
  • Dedicated parents room with WIFI
  • More space than traditional Dutch Childcare centres

Suitable for 5 groups of 12 to 16 children (average group occupancy is 12), the location will be for Day Care - meaning children aged 3 months - 4 years. 
To ensure a smooth induction period for the children, Zein will open groups with low numbers, gradually increasing once the first children are settled in (early registration advised).

The location will initially open English-speaking groups, followed by a pilot for one bi-lingual room in September 2018.


Centrally located in Voorburg, next to the Laan van Nieuw Oosteinde, the postal address of this new location is Park de Werve 1, 2274 ES, Voorburg



Contact Details

For questions regarding this location, please contact our friendly office team via the details below:

BY PHONE: +31(0)70 219 7253


ADDRESS: Park de Werve 1, 2274 ES, Voorburg

Pedagogic Approach & Group Set-Up

The Little Castle will offer Zein's unique Early Childhood Curriculum, providing an internationally-oriented learning environment with an integrated programme that allows for the individual development of each child to be properly catered for.

The vertical grouping provides a home-like setting with the placement of siblings in the same group, allowing younger children to be encouraged and stimulated by the other children - and teachers - around them. Additionally, it ensures childen can stay within the same group and with the same teachers during their time in day care.

For more information on our programme and approach please visit the day care section of our website.



English Speaking & A Bilingual Group

Similar to our other locations, the first Day Care groups to open at The Little Castle will offer a English-speaking environment.

End of August 2018, a bilingual group will open at the location offering a English-Dutch environment to children aged 13 months to 4 years. The bilingual group will offer the same unique Early Childhood Curriculum and Approach as the fully English-speaking groups. 

More information on the bilingual group can be found here. Applications for a place can be made via our Day Care application form which provides a tickbox for bilingual care at The Little Castle.