Everyone loves spending time in the studio, library, and yard at our daycare, which is located in a stately old bank building in a leafy part of The Hague. We routinely take a small group of infants and younger and older toddlers into the studio to get creative together. We supply different craft materials here than in the general group, including magic sand and the games we store in our studio cabinet. The purpose is to encourage children to learn through discovery: in the studio, they experiment with a variety of materials, techniques, and shapes.
We use the library for teaching dance and exercise classes (pushing the tables out of the way to create even more space), as well as weekly music and dance lessons (the latter are taught by staff from a professional dance academy in The Hague). During these lessons, children learn to develop their creativity and motor skills and to work together with others.
Even by the standards of our neighborhood (which is home to many embassies), we have a huge yard, complete with a living-willow tunnel for hiding, sandboxes, and vegetable gardens. There’s also a secluded section for our infants, including a small sandbox and artificial grass. The number 1 tram stops right outside the building, and we provide ample parking space. You can easily get onto the highway from our location: drive to the end of Javastraat, and you’ll be in downtown The Hague in no time!