By turning landmark location ‘Huis de Werve’ into a Zein Childcare centre, we can introduce expats and internationally minded families in the Leidschendam-Voorburg area and beyond to the standards we set as a childcare provider.
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 2017 to March 2018, general internal remodeling and redecorating took place to achieve the high standard of facilities Zein locations are known for. During this time, the grounds of nearly 5000m2 surrounding the property were also transformed to provide a fully equipped natural playground for countless hours of outside play.
A homely interior & large natural playground
The spaces are 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 offers 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 appropriate areas and different play zones. In addition to English-language only groups, The Little Castle also offers bilingual options for families who want their children to be exposed to both English and Dutch.