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
Are you interested in a career in international childcare, but not qualified to work with children in the Netherlands? We may have the answer…
Over the years, many well-educated and experienced education professionals have applied to us for positions only to find out that their particular Dutch or international qualifications - or former work experience - is not formally recognised by the Dutch Childcare Authorities. The Zein Academy International Talent Programme (ITP)... Read More
We had a great week at the Maples Day Care as children from the Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries went to the Bomenbuurt library. Excursions are an important part of early learning as it does not only break everyday routine, but also bring forward new lessons about their own role as part of the local community.Walking to the library
Along the way, the children walked beautifully, commenting on the many things they saw and heard and practiced their road safety on the walk there and back... Read More
Yesterday afternoon, mayor Klaas Tigelaar commemorated the official opening of 'The Little Castle' in Voorburg by unveiling a plaque in the monumental property, also known as “Huis de Werve”. Among our guests were the heads of the international schools in the region, staff of multinationals and expat organizations and other business associates of the childcare provider. We welcomed the first children in early March after an extensive and careful renovation.
Benefit to local... Read More
When it comes to indoor activities at After School Care, Kapla is one of the most popular things to play with. This wooden construction set has been popular among children for decades as the small planks are ideal for constructing many different building creations.
Building skills put into practice
Purely coincidentally, two After School locations of Zein happened to be play with Kapla on the very same day and time, and they’ve made some nice pictures of their wonderful... Read More
About the campsWith the Spring holidays approaching, we share with you our exciting programme of field trips, activity workshops, sports and games that will allow our young explorers (ages 4-6) and great adventurers (ages 7-12) to build their skills and discover new interests during the upcoming holidays. Whether your child is a young creative or an engineer in the making, the full and varied programme will offer something for everyone!
The programme will take place at multiple Zein locations... Read More
Interested parties and neighbors joined celebrations
With over 150 visitors, the Open Day of our newest location “The Little Castle Day Care” was a great success. Not only interested parties visited and experienced the facilities in person, we also invited our new neighbors to join the celebrations. Our team introduced our visitors to the Day Care service we offer in order to support the expats and internationally minded amongst the local community in Leidschendam-Voorburg area.
Day Care... Read More
During our exploration of the ‘Life in the forest’ theme, the children at The Willows enjoyed a circle time in the fresh air outside. Through story time and pictures, we discussed forest life and learnt the names of animals living in the forest. Following this, we collected different shades of leaves and practiced our gluing and sticking skills to make our own beautiful forests on paper.
And finally, the children loved getting in touch with nature by spending the afternoon exploring and... Read More