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Monday, August 2, 2021
One way to get kids interested in the Olympic Games is to host your own event! See the activity suggestions on this Activity Sheet for a day of sporting and crafty fun! Invite friends to participate or enjoy together as a household. Don't forget to share your Home Olympics photos with us!                                         If you're looking for a more inspiration for summer fun, take a look at our Themed & Multi Activity Summer Camps which are open to all... Read More
Friday, July 30, 2021
Since deciding Bear would enjoy a fun camping holiday, and that flying was the preferred mode of transport, The Willows Children have helped Bear to settle into the campsite! After picking out everything Bear needed to pack for a camping holiday, there was one thing left to do - prepare Bear's passport! The children had fun creating a passport and had a very important job - ensuring it was stamped for travel!  Upon arrival at the campsite, Bear was very excited! The sun was shining and as the... Read More
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Take this fun quiz to discover the perfect Summer Camp for your child!   With 8 themes to choose from, there's something for every child!
Monday, July 19, 2021
The Summer Olympics are nearly here! Whether your child is a future football star, a bouncing gymnast or prefers the magic of the opening ceremony, we can all get excited about what is to come. These Zein at Home activities are all related to the Olympics and will get kids of all ages engaged in the event!   For a little history, learn all about the origins of the Olympic Games. The first Olympics took place in Ancient Greece, and whilst the sports were quite different back then (for example,... Read More
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Children at The Willows have been excited to share their learning journey with Bear this month - and we look forward to seeing more of Bear's adventures throughout the summer!  This month, the Willows Day Care children have been working on the Summer Travels theme! Each week, they have learned about a new topic – so far we have discussed Weather, Going on Holidays and Transport. Activities throughout July have included creating our own weather chart to learn about changes in the weather,... Read More
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Each summer, we say goodbye to the children at Pre-School and Day Care who are ready to move on to 'Big School'. Whilst we usually celebrate with a Graduation ceremony, this year we had a smaller celebration within the groups to commemorate the end of their time at Pre-School.   Throughout the year, our caring Pre-School teachers prepare children for life at ‘Big School’. By building early numeracy and literacy skills children are prepared for the beginning of their academic careers. We ... Read More
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
In summer we enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s also important that we do what we can to take care of our environment. The activity sheet below lists various activities that are also learning opportunities for your children throughout summer!   Seed Ball Recipe: Materials: Wildflower seeds, peat-free compost, water, powdered clay & a mixing bowl. Instructions: Add 1 cup of seeds, 5 cups of compost and 2-3 cups of clay powder to a bowl. Slowly mix in water with your hands until... Read More
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Zein International Childcare and the International French School of Amsterdam are pleased to announce a new partnership for After School Care at their new location in Amsterdam. The International French School in Amsterdam, located in the Apollobuurt, will open its doors to children from kindergarten to college in September 2021. Multilingualism, positive education, fostering creativity, and technological literacy are at the heart of the school’s pedagogic policy. Zein International Childcare... Read More
Monday, July 5, 2021
In the run-up to Summer, we look forward to the new adventures that await children who attend Zein International Childcare’s themed and multi-activity day camps. One of the most popular camps is each year is Photography Camp – children love learning new skills and seeing the beautiful photos they have taken throughout the week. At camp, children learn how to use a camera, understand how light influences photos and discover how using different techniques produces very different images! The week... Read More
Thursday, July 1, 2021
We are excited to announce that we will hold our next International Talent Programme in Autumn 2021! We look forward to enabling passionate and caring childcare professionals to obtain a qualification that allows them to work in childcare in the Netherlands. Zein held the first ITP in 2017, offering a unique opportunity to Dutch and international childcare professionals to take the next step in their careers. The ITP offers those who hold childhood education qualifications and/or experience... Read More