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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
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
With travel restrictions still in place, we still aren't able to see many of our loved ones. Try getting creative with activities that will prompt discussion about family and help them remember fun times they have spent with family!  Craft Activities Create a frame using cardboard and craft materials for your child's favourite photo of family or friends. Once completed and dry, hang it up in your bedroom Write a letter to a loved one who you haven't seen in a long time. Tell them what you... Read More
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Children at Zein remind us of the small, happy and hopeful things in life that make us smile with their New Year's wishes for 2021.  With the end of the year approaching, we recently asked some of the children at Zein to share their New Year’s wishes. We had great fun thinking about all of the hopes we have for ourselves, our family, and friends.   Across all Zein’s services, Day Care, Pre-School, Out of School Care and Holiday Camps, we integrate real-world context into the programme using ... Read More
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
At Zein, we offer a safe, homely environment for our community. When children feel a sense of security and belonging they thrive; creating this environment is especially important when the world around them reflects a sense of anxiety. As Zein continues welcoming children into our locations, we would like to reinforce that the safeguarding and wellbeing of children in our care is our priority. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a stable environment where children feel, as always,... Read More
Monday, October 12, 2020
This Autumn, Zein International Childcare will host an International Talent Programme - an in-house training scheme allowing those who hold childhood education qualifications and/or experience but are not officially qualified to work with children in the Netherlands to follow a specially adapted version of the Dutch 'EVC' (experience certificate / experience-based qualification) process  "Zein's ITP gave me the unique opportunity to build a strong foundation and enhance my knowledge about... Read More
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Children from the International Waldorf School will join students from the Lycée Français at The Elms for After School Care and Holiday Camps. Nestled on the edge of Scheveningse Bosjes in the Archipel neighbourhood, The Elms is the perfect leafy and homely location to welcome children to unwind with new and old friends after a day at school. The International Waldorf School of The Hague is a non-profit international primary school with a distinct educational vision that emphasises engagement... Read More
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Today is the International Day of the Childcare Teacher so in each of our locations, we have celebrated the passionate and hardworking staff who form the beating heart of Zein. Your dedication and passion for pedagogy allows the children in our care to thrive. “Amazing! I cried myself on my daughter’s last day, I wanted to wrap you and move with us! Warm, happy & organised but free for kids. The confidence our daughter already has at such a young age is because she trusted the teachers.”  ... Read More