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Monday, July 6, 2020
Zein's Summer Holiday Camps are off to a flying start! Last week our first Multi-Activity camps started - our campers enjoyed making bird feeders, healthy smoothies and even beaded jewellery!  Summer is a time for relaxation, but also for exploration, sparking joy and building friendships. Zein have 9 themed camps to choose from and there is something for every child. Multi-Activity Camps offer a fun-packed schedule with at least 5 different daily activities. Each weekly programme includes a... Read More
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Throughout Zein's closure period, all of our our locations have undergone maintenance and thorough cleansing, but the Estate garden had a special surprise for the returning children...  A lovely little wooden tree house, a swing and wooden walkway have been built in the Magical Garden at The Estate. These exciting additions have been welcomed with great delight by our children of all ages and teachers alike.  Outdoor play is a key part of the Zein routine, that's why the Estate garden has... Read More
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Zein children enjoying the Zein at Home programmeDuring the temporary closure of all services due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Zein developed a programme to enable all of the Zein community to continue exploring, learning and having fun from the comfort and safety of their own home. ​ Each week, Zein has shared Zein at Home Activity Guides designed specifically for Out of School Care, Day Care and Pre-School children to enjoy. All of the guides are based on the programme our teachers... Read More
Monday, March 16, 2020
Temporary Closure On Sunday 15 March, the Dutch government announced that from Monday 16 March until 6 April inclusive, all schools and childcare organisations in the Netherlands are to close their doors as an important measure against the spreading of the Coronavirus. C​ommitted to ensuring the health and safety of every child and staff member in our care, we are following government instructions accordingly and have temporarily closed all Zein locations to protect the health of all members... Read More
Friday, February 28, 2020
On the 24th February 2020, The Willows After School Care welcomed children into its newly renovated facility. The Willows location is attended exclusively by students from the Leidschenveen location of the British School in The Netherlands.​ Where the Fun Begins As you would expect from Zein, the pedagogic and service standards are exceptionally high at the new Willows After School Care location. The facility has exceptionally high safety standards and is designed to be a welcoming and home-... Read More
Monday, January 6, 2020
In the first week of January 2020, the fully purpose-built building of The Willows Day Care opened for children aged 3 months to 4 years. The Willows Day Care located on the grounds of the BSN was one of Zein’s first facilities somewhat a decade ago. In October 2018, this location had to temporarily close and move the children in their care to one of Zein’s other locations in Voorburg.Setting the standard in Day Care facilities As you would expect from Zein, the pedagogic and service standards... Read More
Friday, October 4, 2019
For the new school year 2019-2020, we have opened ‘The Pines’ – our seventh location in The Hague region. Located on the premises of Tennis Park WW in the Benoordenhout area, The Pines offers an English-speaking After School and Holiday Care programme with a supplementary focus on discovering various sport disciplines. During recent years, the number of international families in The Hague has continued to grow rapidly, resulting in growing student numbers across the international primary... Read More
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A parents’ information evening to provide practical tips on how to support a smooth and happy start to school. This will include advice on how to help your child to achieve toileting independence, and other behavioural milestones. Tuesday 14 May, 18:45 – 20:30, British School in the Netherlands (BSN)  Junior School Diamanthorst, Saffierhorst 117, 2592 GK, The Hague When your child is reaching a pre-school age and will start school within the next year, there is so much for you and them to... Read More
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Meet the candidates of our International Talent Programme! We just had our intake group meeting ateh The Estate after which the in-house training commences. Alongside the Dutch ‘EVC’ process, the candidates – or trainees – will receive extensive training at one of our locations around The Hague under the guidance of experienced Zein professionals. In total, the programme will take around 2-4 months, depending on ones previous experience and expertise. During the additional ten Zein Academy... Read More
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
“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