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Thursday, April 29, 2021
Zein's May Holiday Multi-Activity Camps began earlier this week with an exciting, carefully designed programme enabling children of all ages to have great fun and learn new skills. Art Activities In addition to other exciting arts and craft activities, campers will create their own artwork whilst learning about the masterpieces of famous artists. Last week, campers made a paper craft of Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and learned different origami techniques to make shapes inspired by Calder’... Read More
Monday, April 19, 2021
As restrictions gradually lift, we are thrilled to reopen Zein International Childcare's After School Care service this week. We are excited to welcome families back to Zein After School Care this week. Children will dive straight into a fun-filled programme, with Explorers (4-6 years) enjoying the theme "Spring has Sprung" in April - exploring insects, gardening and more, and Adventurers (6-12 years) learning about "The Environment" - with exciting projects involving gardening, recycling and... Read More
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Today, Zein welcomed families into the new Blueberries/Bosbesjes and Raspberries/Framboosjes groups as bilingual day care (English-Dutch) launches at The Estate - following in the footsteps of The Little Castle in Voorburg & The Willows in Leidschenveen. The primary focus for teachers in the first few weeks is to ensure children settle into a positive environment where they feel comfortable in their new (language) surroundings. In the groups, Dutch and English are spoken consistently for... Read More
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Happy Spring Holidays! We hope your family have a wonderful rest this Spring Holiday and enjoy time together.   At Zein, we love the outdoors. Every day we enjoy going outside to play in our natural gardens with age-appropriate and themed areas to encourage imaginative play. So why not take to the great outdoors this weekend. Here are some fun activity ideas you can enjoy as a family: Go into your garden or to a local park and try to spot at least three signs that spring is here! Take... Read More
Bilingual Day Care Tweetalige Kinderopvang
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
A bundle of bilingual books for learning English and Dutch arrived earlier this week as Zein International Childcare prepares to open bilingual groups at The Estate in Benoordenhout. Each week at Zein, our Day Care groups focus on a Book of the Week. We read the story together - in both Dutch and English in our bilingual groups - and link the book to our weekly themes. During free play and quiet time, children have the freedom to explore their interests and choose from multiple different... Read More
The Estate Bilingual Tweetalig Benoordenhout
Monday, March 1, 2021
With a large number of parents expressing interest in bilingual Dutch - English childcare, and following a successful pilot, a bilingual option will be offered for ages 0-4 at multiple locations across The Hague area from early April, all in addition to the fully English-speaking groups.  Going bilingual  The addition of bilingual childcare to our award-winning programme, designed to promote social-emotional competencies and prepare children for life beyond Zein, is a natural step. The demand... Read More
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
With strict Health & Safety procedures in place to protect children and staff alike, Zein’s Training Academy will take place online this Spring to ensure staff continue in their development. The Zein Academy Staff Training Programme is made up of a combination of lectures, interactive workshops and on-the-job application of knowledge. The in-depth programme looks at the specific needs of children, with a focus on international children, as well as the practical application of the Zein... Read More
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Bilingual groups at Zein International Childcare follow the same unique Early Childhood Curriculum as the English groups, designed to develop cognitive development, social and emotional skills and self-confidence. However, the programme is also applied in Dutch, enabling children to be fully immersed in both languages. The Themed Approach in Practice Learning and educational experiences at Zein are created through play-way learning and a themed approach with specifically designed activities.... Read More
Monday, February 15, 2021
As Zein prepared to welcome children back to day care and pre-school after the closure period, Zein’s natural play gardens were transformed into snow-filled wonderlands – with some children even seeing snow for the first time!  After a stressful year for many, seeing the delight and wonder on children’s faces as they played in the snow was so magical. We wrapped up in our warmest winter clothing to enjoy making snow people, snow angles and even throwing a snowball or two in the wonderland!... Read More
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
We were delighted to welcome children back to Zein again at the beginning of the week. It was lovely to see the rooms and playgrounds filled with smiling faces, and our teachers have enjoyed supporting the children in their reintegration to Day Care & Pre-School.  As we welcomed the little ones back, we prioritised a smooth transition for all by focussing on the social and emotional wellbeing of children. This involved supporting parents and children alike by communicating positive... Read More