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Day Care and After School Care

Taking care of young children and having a career at the same time can be quite a challenge for international families. To help with this we work in close partnership with Zein International Childcare - award winning specialists in Day Care for international families.

ZeinInternational Childcare

The BSN campus in Leidschenveen incorporates ‘The Willows’ - a purpose-built Day Care Centre, is for children from 3 months to 3/4 years. Families attending our Vlaskamp and Diamanthorst schools are served by Zein’s spacious location 'The Estate' in the Benoordenhout area of the city, just a few minutes from JSD & JSV.

The Day Care groups offer a loving and nurturing environment that enables children to develop their individuality and self-confidence to the fullest. Zein’s ‘vertical grouping’ mimics the home environment where siblings, and children of different ages, play side by side and happily interact and learn from each other - building natural cross-age relationships, while developing at their own pace.

Both centres offer spacious group areas with a maximum of 14 children per group and both locations offer large natural play gardens and an onsite chef who prepares freshly cooked meals in their kitchen every day.

More details of Zein’s Day Care here.

After School & Holiday Care

Zein International Child Care - our high-quality English-speaking Out of School Care partner provides a wide range of services for BSN families.

After School Care

After a long day at school, children need to unwind.  First Zein staff provide a small, healthy and fresh meal to recharge the batteries and then help with getting any homework done.  Then it's time to do what children do best - have fun!  Whether it's climbing the treehouse, playing tennis or football, jumping on a trampoline, discovering the playground or working on an arts and crafts project - it's all available for your child.

After School Care is provided every school day from 15:00 to 18:30 - earlier starts are available on school early dismissal days.

Holiday Camps

During the school holidays, Zein International Child Care offers a wide range of outings and activities for BSN children between the hours of 08:30 to 18:30. 

The programme is for 3-12-year-olds and is run in a safe, fun, stimulating, educational and caring environment.  During the course of the week-long 'day camps' an array of supervised activities are organised, such as:

  • Sports and games - table tennis, basketball, football, tennis, hockey etc.
  • Art - such as painting, collages, modelling & painting with hands!
  • Music - listening to music, playing musical instruments, singing
  • Theatre - movement and dance, dress-up and plays
  • Cooking - such as baking, cake decorating or making ice-cream
  • Small field trips - such as bowling, animal farms, beach and parks
  • Large field trips - such as snowboarding, skiing, rock climbing, surfing and much more!

Find out more

Zein is independent of the BSN and handles all admissions directly - please contact them on 

Zein Child Care 

Early Years | Junior School