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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Our Autumn 2021 International Talent Programme recruits have started their in-house training and are looking forward to what they will achieve at Zein.  Each time we run the International Talent Programme, we invite passionate, caring and experienced childcare professionals (both Dutch and international!) to  obtain the necessary qualifications to work in childcare in the Netherlands. Our candidates follow an in-house training scheme and receive on-the-job training under the guidance of... Read More
Themed learning at The Hague Pre-School
Monday, October 18, 2021
Last month we welcomed children back to Pre-School after a summer break. Children followed the 'Back to Pre-School' theme as they settled into their routines one again. During the autumn quarter, we will focus on the basics of colours and shapes, look at the animals around us - how they move, what they look like and where they live! Our Pre-School rooms were filled with the sights and sounds of animals last week! During our weekly gym lesson, we pretended to be animals, and enjoyed crawling,... Read More
Thursday, September 30, 2021
With the autumn break fast approaching, we are looking forward to welcoming campers to our Multi-Activity Holiday Camps once more!  The exciting programme for this year’s Autumn Multi-Activity Holiday Camps includes all kinds of activities, ranging from baking, sports, sciences and arts & crafts. You can view the full camp programme here.  Many of the activities take inspiration from nature and the season of Autumn. Our campers will gather natural materials you can find in the environment... Read More
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
We were thrilled to welcome Pre-Schoolers back to Zein earlier this month after a well-earned summer break.  At Zein's International Pre-School, our caring educators aim to build strong relationships with the children in our care, enabling them to feel safe and happy at Zein. When a child's social and emotional needs are met, they can participate fully in a wide range of learning opportunities. At Pre-School, playtime is one of the most valuable educational opportunities we give our children... Read More
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Earlier this month, we welcomed new and familiar faces to After School Care. Now they are settled, we asked them what they think about their experience at Zein!    What do you like most about Zein?  Playing outside! (Juan, 7 years)  The fun activities! (Chamille, 5 years) Playing with friends and at the football table! (Henry, 5 years) Playing with the kids and talking with the teachers, because they are the best in the world! (Kieron, 5 years) Describe Zein in 3 words. Yummy pasta... Read More
Friday, September 3, 2021
Zein International Childcare opens a new bilingual day care group in Benoordenhout Next week, on Monday 6 September, we will open a new day care group, the Kiwis, at The Estate in Benoordenhout. We are excited to offer a greater provision for families choosing bilingual day care at Zein.  Successful bilingual programme The Kiwis will join the Blueberries/Bosbesjes and Raspberries/Framboosjes groups which started offering bilingual care in April 2021. The Estate followed in the footsteps of... Read More
Thursday, September 2, 2021
The beginning of a new school year is a wonderful time to think about what lies ahead and to set goals! Creating a time capsule is a fun project for your child - fill it at the beginning of the school year, and open at the end.  The following are included on this Time Capsule Activity Sheet:   Measure and record your child's height, note their hair colour and shoe size.   Trace your child's hand on a piece of paper at the beginning of the year. Trace over it at the end of the year with... Read More
Sunday, August 29, 2021
It's always nice to speak to your child about their day, but sometimes asking 'how was your day' can get tiring for both parent and child. Use these conversation starter cards to stimulate conversations about school.  Print and cut out the cards and use them as often as you want to find out more about their day, making sure to engage with their responses! If your child responds better to games, you can turn the conversation into a game, take turns to pick up a card and answer the question. If... Read More
Thursday, August 26, 2021
With the new school year approaching fast, it's time to start looking at how to ensure a smooth transition into the new term for the whole family. Establishing traditions you can enjoy together at the end of summer as you welcome the new school year can help the whole family to enjoy and prepare for the changes ahead. It can also help those living a transient life to create a sense of stability and familiarity, wherever you are in the world! Here are our top tips for a smooth start!    Take a... Read More
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Bear's holiday may be coming to an end soon, but the fun hasn't stopped! With the help of day care children at The Willows, Bear enjoyed lots of water activities, from fishing to swimming! Naturally, we all enjoyed a picnic together afterwards to replenish our energy and stayed hydrated by drinking plenty of water after splashing around!  After a enjoying exciting watery activities, Bear then relaxed around a fireplace built by The Willows day care children and everybody shared their holiday... Read More