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
All artists gather round! Last week, we’ve had Arts Camp at The Maples and this week we are running our popular Performing Arts CampNew found confidence
All children, little and big, enjoyed the wide range of creative, age appropriate activities we’ve had laid out for them. It is truly beautiful to see that during camps like these, children always gain new found confidence as they support each other on group level as well as individual level. And for the campers, the complementing field trips... Read More
As the summer's upon us, not only the property even does look more beautiful, we would also like to share with you a little update on the renovation of The Little Castle and the start of our very first bilingual group.Renovations update
With the ground floor fully renovated and two day care groups in full swing, the renovation of the upper floors will be finished in September. As per October 1st, the remaining two groups (The Blackberries and The Raspberries) will be opening its doors for... Read More
Attracting and retaining international talent in The Hague
Yesterday evening, we hosted the successful International Business Event at the Volvo Ocean Race Village together with the International Community Platform. We kicked off the evening with a few short and entertaining talks of Saskia Bruines (The Hague's alderman for Education, Knowledge Economy and International Affairs), Henk Kool (Chairman Economic Board The Hague), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Founder Lift) and Nicole van Haelst (Director ICP... Read More
It was all about Father’s Day at our Maples Pre-School. What father would not want a colorfully decorated tie with a loving poem? Our Pre-Schoolers were very proud and did not want to take the tie off at the end of the day :-)
Working on Father's Day present and monthly theme
But not only did they talk about their love for Dad, they also continued with the monthly transport theme. This week the children learned about the fascinating world of submarines. By experimenting with self-made... Read More
Are you interested in a career in international childcare, but not qualified to work with children in the Netherlands? We may have the answer…
Over the years, many well-educated and experienced education professionals have applied to us for positions only to find out that their particular Dutch or international qualifications - or former work experience - is not formally recognised by the Dutch Childcare Authorities. The Zein Academy International Talent Programme (ITP)... Read More
We had a great week at the Maples Day Care as children from the Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries went to the Bomenbuurt library. Excursions are an important part of early learning as it does not only break everyday routine, but also bring forward new lessons about their own role as part of the local community.Walking to the library
Along the way, the children walked beautifully, commenting on the many things they saw and heard and practiced their road safety on the walk there and back... Read More