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Friday, October 21, 2016
The Autumn Camp, our very first holiday camp of the school year 2016-17, is off to a great start! The full and varied programme of differently themed day camps provided our campers with a holiday experience to remember. Read on to find out what our campers have been up to so far… As part of the ‘Adventurous Pirates’ theme, our older campers created their very own treasure maps. To give the map an old and wrinkled look, the children stained the paper by pressing wet teabags onto the paper. Once... Read More
Thursday, September 1, 2016
With a total of 11 different themed and multi-activity camps, this summer’s programme truly offered something for everyone! Click the 'PLAY' button to check out a fantastic photo montage from this year's Summer Camps. The kids had such fun and this film really does show just how many different activities they got up to! Many thanks to The British School in The Netherlands student Ella van Zoest who produced this excellent video whilst on a work experience placement in the marketing department... Read More
Friday, July 29, 2016
During the week commencing 25 July it was all about Performing Arts at The Elms and The Estate. Over the course of the week, campers got to explore the many different aspects that go into creating a theatre show. The programme included improvisation games, role play, puppeteering and dance activities to build up the young performers’ confidence in dance and performance. But it’s wasn’t all about what happens ON the stage… The children also enjoyed a wealth of ‘backstage activities’ like script... Read More
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Although our old 'Storks' and 'Music Room' locations by the International School have served us well, new will argue that moving to a new purpose built location will be a great improvement.  Located immediately behind the ISH campus, on the ground floor of the brand new Die Haghe Clubhouse, this purpose built facility will provide a big step forward in terms of facilities and accommodation for our Out of School Care children there. Earlier this month, Jan van Meijden - co-founder of Zein... Read More
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
With such a great variety of different fun, games and activities to choose from it is easy to see why our traditional Multi-Activity Camp remains one of our most popular holiday camp options. There is a Multi-Activity Camp running at a different Zein location every week of the Summer.  Although every camp has an outline plan of organised activities, the staff are always conscious of the need to provide a camp experience that takes account of both the mix of children attending and the weather... Read More
Monday, July 25, 2016
Playing football in the sun is always a hit with kids, but at last week's Football Camp our sporting campers took things a few stages further as they spent the week honing their ball skills.  During sporting theme camps a visiting professional coach comes to the Zein location every morning to put the children through their paces.  Participants are split into groups according to age and ability and each is provided with appropriate coaching to bring their skills to the next level.   To keep... Read More
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Earlier this month we were delighted to welcome a new chef to our Estate location. With a new chef come new ideas - and one of this week's new snacks was a rose shaped pastry with apple, cinnamon, and mango puree as a natural sweetener. Having a full-time chef cooking for the children on-site not only ensures that the children eat healthy and organic meals, but it also allows the chef to work together closely with the teachers in the groups.  Together they discuss menus for the different age... Read More
Friday, June 24, 2016
The highlight of this week was - without question - the graduation ceremonies of the children in our Day Care and Pre-School locations. The ceremonies are a celebration of the completion of the first big step in the children's lives as they leave for 'big school' - and allow us to thank the families for trusting us with the care of their child. Parents and siblings alike were invited to attend the short but important ceremony that serves as the children's first clear 'rite of passage' in their... Read More
Friday, June 24, 2016
Lovely round of Parents' Evenings at The Estate and The Willows Day Care locations this week. Talking and engaging with parents and giving them the opportunity to learn more about the Zein pedagogic programme that their children follow each day... The evening included a video covering the highlights of the past couple months and the teachers had set up a whole range of activities available to the children in our care.      
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Over the past few weeks, our day care and pre-school teachers have started to gradually prepare the children in our care for their move to ‘the big school’. One of the activities assisting our staff in ensuring that the children are positive and enthusiastic about going to school after the summer is a visit to the Foundation 1 classes of the British School in The Netherlands. Beforehand we spent much time with the children talking about the visit and all of the ‘’new and exciting things’’ they... Read More