“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb thy golden stair!” The Pre-Schoolers at The Estate and the Maples talked about the fairy tale ‘Rapunzel’ last week. Each week, the activities are carefully selected so that it is adequately linked to the monthly theme, which in this case is ‘Fairy Tales From All Over The World'.
Highlights of this week were the Rapunzel role play and our baking day, where the children could braid Rapunzel’s hair with dough and bake it afterwards. Yum... Read More
Have you seen Zein in the 20-year Anniversary Issue of The XPat Journal? For two decades, The Expat Journal provides the information necessary for expats in the Netherlands to create the life they want as creating a life in a new country can be challenging: how do one finds housing, handles the healthcare system, operates a business, raises children, or simply having fun?
Our editorial is a beautiful piece about how we set the standard every single day in truly being a dedicated international... Read More
Since it's World Animal Day today, we would like you to meet some of our beloved animal friends: Fluffy the chicken, resident of The Estate (soon to be accompanied by another chicken), George the fish and Prince Jumpy Jump the frog, residents of The Little Castle (soon to be accompanied by a rabbit that is yet to be named). The children love to take good care of them, not only on World Animal Day, but throughout the year of course!
Nonetheless: Happy World Animal Day!
Today, we were at the ever wonderful and well-organised Welcome Morning for all new students and their families at the British School in The Netherlands. New students and their parents can meet the teachers and see facilities in person before the beginning of a brand-new school year. For families that are transferring from another country, they can meet other families in the same boat.
Being their childcare provider of choice, we are truly looking forward to getting to know all new BSN children... Read More
Today was a rather exciting one as the final and carefully selected candidates for the International Talent Programme (ITP) gathered at The Estate.
Our ITP offers an opportunity to both international and Dutch candidates, who are in possession of early childhood, primary school teaching qualifications, and / or experience but are not officially qualified to work with children in the Netherlands, to meet the statutory requirements and obtain relevant recognition... Read More
Only few people know that there is a lion amongst the children at The Maples Day Care... His name is Leo and he is the friendliest lion you will ever meet.
Keeping the memories alive
During the past few months, Leo has been on a true adventure as he has spent the weekends with the children and their families. To keep the wonderful memories alive, all families have written about their weekend journeys in Leo’s Book of Adventures. And from what we have heard, Leo is looking forward to making new... Read More
All artists gather round! Last week, we’ve had Arts Camp at The Maples and this week we are running our popular Performing Arts CampNew found confidence
All children, little and big, enjoyed the wide range of creative, age appropriate activities we’ve had laid out for them. It is truly beautiful to see that during camps like these, children always gain new found confidence as they support each other on group level as well as individual level. And for the campers, the complementing field trips... Read More
As the summer's upon us, not only the property even does look more beautiful, we would also like to share with you a little update on the renovation of The Little Castle and the start of our very first bilingual group.Renovations update
With the ground floor fully renovated and two day care groups in full swing, the renovation of the upper floors will be finished in September. As per October 1st, the remaining two groups (The Blackberries and The Raspberries) will be opening its doors for... Read More
Attracting and retaining international talent in The Hague
Yesterday evening, we hosted the successful International Business Event at the Volvo Ocean Race Village together with the International Community Platform. We kicked off the evening with a few short and entertaining talks of Saskia Bruines (The Hague's alderman for Education, Knowledge Economy and International Affairs), Henk Kool (Chairman Economic Board The Hague), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Founder Lift) and Nicole van Haelst (Director ICP... Read More
It was all about Father’s Day at our Maples Pre-School. What father would not want a colorfully decorated tie with a loving poem? Our Pre-Schoolers were very proud and did not want to take the tie off at the end of the day :-)
Working on Father's Day present and monthly theme
But not only did they talk about their love for Dad, they also continued with the monthly transport theme. This week the children learned about the fascinating world of submarines. By experimenting with self-made... Read More