Kindergarden is a professional organization that provides high-quality childcare. In 1998 we started with our first centre in Weesp and now our company has expanded to include over 60 centres throughout the Netherlands. In 2011, we became part of Bright Horizons, one of the largest childcare organizations in the world. This gives us access to a lot of knowledge and expertise and enables us to continue developing.


Kindergarden does not consider childcare purely as a convenience for the working parent, but rather focuses on the child.

The basis for the personality of a human being is laid in the first four years of life. Every child has a natural desire to explore, investigate and learn. During this window of time it is essential that a child is playfully encouraged to use all senses and receives optimal, targeted guidance during his or her personal journey through the world. We believe childcare has a responsibility to offer this.


It is our mission to ensure the future by focusing on the development of babies into confident, open-minded individuals, with a strong foundation behind them. Our whole team is fully committed to this goal.

Management team

We want to guarantee our growth and realize our ambitions. The management team of five members provides direction for our organisation.

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Nicole Krabbenborg, Managing director

"At Kindergarden, we strive to give the best care to all children. We want to lay the foundation for the development of babies into independent, open-minded children with a positive self-image. With our people, our approach and our own open-mindedness, we succeed at that!"
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Hanneke Visser, Operational & HR director

"In order to provide the best care for the children, you must also provide the very best care to those who care for the children. Development of the children and our staff is paramount at Kindergarden."
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Ivo Schunselaar, Facility director

"We set the bar high at Kindergarden: there are high demands for quality, professional skills, knowledge, and locations. The welfare of the children is a priority and parents need to know their children are in good hands in a safe, pleasant environment."  
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Ellen Sprong, Marketing director

"Every day I realise again that parents entrust their most precious possession to us. This knowledge is at the heart of everything we do. And considering how many parents recommend us to their friends and family, they obviously recognise this. We could not wish for etter ambassadors." 
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Wouter Janssen, Financial director

"Quality and continuity require a solid financial foundation. This we can guarantee through being part of Bright Horizons, one of the world's leading players with a solid balance sheet and profitability. This also results in a high level quality of financial processes (partly due to the listing on the New York Stock Exchange)." 

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Kindergarden is incomparable to any other daycare school in the Netherlands due to its high level.”

Paula Vieira de Almeida

Mother of Giovanni - Kindergarden Hoofddorp