Kindergarden is a professional childcare organization. Every day, more than 2000 employees enthusiastically dedicate themselves to caring for our youngest generation with loving attention. Kindergarden started up in 1998 with one branch in Weesp. There are now more than 70 branches throughout the Netherlands. Since 2011, we’ve been part of Bright Horizons, one of the largest childcare organizations in the world. This provides us with access to an extensive source of knowledge and expertise and gives us the opportunity to grow.
Bright HorizonsBright Horizons, our parent organization, creates development opportunities for children, building on their personal strengths and talents and enabling them to develop into spontaneous, confident and successful individuals. There are 700 Bright Horizons branches around the world. The company provides childcare services for companies such as IBM, Unilever, Starbucks and Warner Bros. In 2014, Bright Horizons was named one of Fortune Magazine’s ‘100 best companies to work for’ for the 15th time.
Market leader in Family SolutionsBright Horizons is America’s market leader in Family Solutions. Children and parents can be sure of receiving the care they need by means of a complete package that includes childcare, after-school care, homework assistance and back-up care. Kindergarden benefits from the extensive knowledge and expertise of Bright Horizons. While we are already progressive and innovative, our organization also continues to develop.
What makes Kindergarden so unique
Wereldwijs our own pedagogical program
Children from 2 months to twelve year develop rapidly and each child develops in their own unique way. That’s why all our daycare and after-school care locations place a high priority on personal development. We have documented how we do this in our pedagogical program, ‘Wereldwijs’. This explains how we shape that focus and guidance and why we work like this. So that we can also offer your child the attention and development he or she needs.
Our interior, play equipment and activities
Walk into any of the groups at our daycare and after-school care locations and you’ll see clearly marked corners and play equipment everywhere. They invite you to investigate and play! At our daycare centres we ensure that our furniture as the play equipment grows with your child. And at our after-school care locations everything stimulates a child’s natural creativity.
Our staff is our gratest asset
Our childcare staff give your child all the specific attention they need throughout the day. Loving, undivided attention… With the little ones, they talk gently, maintain eye contact and name what they are doing. And with the older children at the out-of-school care? There they challenge the children to undertake the best activities, because every BSO employee brings his or her own passion or talent.
At Kindergarden, everything we do is focused on the children, from the loving care we provide, to the focus on playful development and the way our branches are laid out. And of course there’s our pedagogical program and our approach – it’s all about what’s best for your child.
The drive to innovate, develop and grow is at the core of who we are. Whether we’re focusing on and guiding your child’s development, providing training to facilitate the growth of our staff, or working on developing our organization, we’ve carefully thought about everything we do at Kindergarden, and we’ll continue to do so. We continue to evolve.