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Hestia Early Learning Centre


Address: , Amsterdam
, Amstelveen

Tel: 020 – 6618710

The Hestia approach is to understand which knowledge and skills young children already possess. By playing, we help them to develop themselves. Hestia works with the Reggio Emilia pedagogical concept: the child is born rich and competent and can express itself in a 100 different languages. In this way, the child becomes the best version of itself!

International and bilingual Amsterdam and Amstelveen are multicultural cities. We make sure this is also visible in our day and after school care: children learn to speak both English and Dutch here. Our highly experienced teachers are from a variety of countries and so are our customers: from Japan to Peru and from Poland to The Netherlands. The Hestia approach is well known and people from all over the world travel to our locations for inspiration.

Hestia Early Learning Centres are located in Amsterdam and Amstelveen.

Hestia Amstelveen

Laan van de Helende Meesters 4, Amstelveen | Tel. 020-3459391

Hestia Amstelveen is a bilingual day care for children aged 0-5 and after school care for children aged 4-12. The children come from more than twenty different countries: from Japan and India to South Africa and of course The Netherlands. All activities are offered bilingually and the groups have Dutch and English speaking staff. This enables the children to easily learn and use two languages. Children that speak another language at home, also learn Dutch and English quickly. Recent research shows that bilingually raised children better develop their intelligence and learn how to make quick and better decisions.

Hestia Beethoven

Gaasterlandstraat 5, Amsterdam | Tel. 020-6422929

Hestia Beethoven was the first location and was opened in 2003. This location shares a building with young and creative companies in the Oldschool building. A truly unique location was formed by, amongst others, architect Marijn Schenk of Next Architects: light and with views of the garden. There is a kitchen and piazza, where the children and teachers cook together, if possible organic, and always healthy. And then all these cosy corners and see-through spots, that make the building complete.

Hestia Rivierenbuurt

Uiterwaardenstraat 542, Amsterdam | Tel. 020-6617937

Hestia Rivierenbuurt offers bilingual daycare and after school care. Your child from ages 0-12 is welcome with us! We are not the only ones proud of the location, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan also told us during the opening he “had never seen such a beautiful daycare.

The building was designed with Reggio Emilia, our philosophy, as an inspiration. It was built as a city: a number of rooms, a central square and a connection to the outside world. | View website | View on map

Partou Daycare


Tel: +31 88 235 75 00

An evolving sector

In 1984 our first childcare center opened its doors. Since then a lot has changed. More and more mothers made the choice to find a job and in 2004 the Childcare Act (Wet kinderopvang) was introduced by the government imposing clear quality demands. Over the years our work has become more and more professionalized. Nowadays the development of children is the core of child care and the sole term ‘care’ does not cover its meaning adequately anymore.

Large …

Nowadays quality, continuity and flexibility are important factors which determine the choice of childcare. Parents choose the care that fits their needs and wishes the best and that offers their children – small and big – a stimulating surrounding they love to go to. Running around 300 centers with more than 3.800 employees makes Partou one of the largest childcare organisations in The Netherlands. That is why we can invest in quality, development and innovation to maintain the high quality level of our care.

…. but nevertheless small and familiar

At the same time, however, Partou is small and familiar. You will find our centers cosy and welcoming and both parents and children enjoy coming there. Where personal attention and having fun come first.

Our employees

Well trained, experienced and motivated pedagogical employees form the heart of our organization. Together with the children they turn every day into a special one. That is why we invest time, effort and money in their training, education and schooling. Behind the scenes all locations are backed up by a national head office which renders services in the fields of monitoring and increasing the quality of care, financial administration and facility and human resources management. Together we make reliable and professional child care possible.

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Teddy Kids


Address: , Leiden

Tel: +31 (0)6 1466 3033

Teddy Kids is here for you and your family. Coming from abroad to leiden or having a new baby, it's all a big transition. We are here to ease the transition, to help with the changes in your life, and help answer any question.

Our goal is not to only teach children English and Dutch. Our goal is to teach the children to adapt, to have the ability to learn any language, to adjust to any culture, to be a child of the world. Once they are grown up, they will be able to live, understand, and work in any country or culture. This is what creates an international child. 

Daycare is the first step in a child’s international life and education and we are there, every step of the way to give them all the opportunities they deserve.

Teddy Kids boasts 4 locations in central locations:

Each with a unique touch, we offer an unmatchable service of education and daycare for your child.

Our BSO is different from others as our kids get to not only relax, but also experience and learn things they don’t get at school. Our teachers actively take the kids on excursions to museums, the library, education parks like Hortus Botanicus, make activities with the children regarding recycling, traffic rules and many, many other interesting activates. All of which are organised almost every week! | View website | View on map

Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory parties are ideal for babies up to 13 months old.

Our Baby Sensory parties are suitable for any occasion when you and your family and friends come together for a celebration.

  • Birthdays
  • Christmas, Easter and seasonal parties
  • Christening or naming ceremonies
  • Weddings
  • School fairs

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Charly Cares

Address: Wijde Kapelsteeg 1, 1012 NS Amsterdam

Charly Cares wants to offer every family a personally screened babysitter. Screening and monitoring of the babysitter is very important. For this reason, each Babysitting Angel is personally screened on one of our locations. Subsequently, every babysitter is assessed after every babysitting service by the parent by means of a rating, possibly supplemented by a review. Charly Cares monitors these assessments and will intervene where necessary. In this way we keep continuously control of our Babysitting Network and offer transparency to the parent.

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Curious Kids Kinderopvang

Address: Scheldestraat 19 , 1078 GD Amsterdam

Curious Kids offers quality childcare in a homely atmosphere in De Pijp, Rivierenbuurt and West. There are 18 horizontal groups, where children are divided per age category. These groups are smaller with a maximum of 9 babies, 10 children and 12 toddlers per day. Curious Kids philosophy is that children with a healthy body are able to develop better on social and cognitive areas. Children are more open to new things when they feel good. Therefore, at Curious Kids they only use organic and fresh products for the meals because it is healthier and better for the physical development of the young child. They organize weekly extra activities for the children such as yoga, music lessons and visits to the park, library and Artis. For the parents there are celebrations such as the Winterborrel and the Zomerfeest. At the day-care locations they speak Dutch with the children, but the pedagogical staff is also trained to communicate in English with parents if needed. | View website | View on map

De Kleine Wereld

Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 6 , 1071 CM Amsterdam

We guide and care for the children out of our pedagogic vision that is founded on solid knowledge and years of experience. These are two important starting points:
• We take children seriously and see them fully.
• Children for us are not the adults of tomorrow, but the people of now. | View website | View on map

Family au pair

Address: J.J. Cremerplein 62 hs, 1054 Amsterdam

Family Au Pair is an Amsterdam-based, family-run au pair agency. We are recognized by the Immigratie-en Naturalisatiedienst (IND). We mediate between host families in the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Norway and the most suitably qualified Filipina au pairs worldwide. | View website | View on map


Address: Herengracht 182 , 1016 BR Amsterdam

Holiday Sitters was created to fill a need for quality, dependable childcare whilst on vacation. A seemingly simple but complicated mission in that the trust factor looms large. Understanding this as parents ourselves, we have always focused on setting impeccable standards for choosing highly qualified, experienced babysitters and best leveraging technology to connect parents to the sitters. | View website | View on map


Address: , Leiden
, Nijmegen
, Oegstgeest
, Rotterdam
, The Hague
, Uitgeest
, Utrecht
, Weesp
, Zeist
, Breda
, Arnhem
, Haarlem
, Hoofddorp
, Bussum
, Amersfoort
, Hilversum
, Capelle a/d IJssel
Herengracht 250 , 1016 BV Amsterdam
, Driebergen
, Heemstede

The first four years of your child’s life are the basis for a lifetime of development. Think of social behaviour, language development, experiences with nature or the expression of creativity. We want to help children develop self-confidence and an open, positive attitude. | View website | View on map

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