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
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
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
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
“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