Koningskinderen International Day care group is housed in our location ‘De Gouden Sleutel’, a beautiful monumental villa in the Trompenberg district in Hilversum (near Mediapark). Koningskinderen opts for traditional buildings that appeal to the imagination with a homely and colourful interior. The building of location ‘De Gouden Sleutel’ is designed by famous architect Berlage and later was enriched with a generously and luminous basement. The International group is suited in this part of the building and has a lovely connected patio garden. This playground and a bigger one upstairs, gives children plenty of space and opportunity to enjoy outdoors safely.
Our International Day Care group offers an unique concept with high quality services for children in age 0 to 4 years. We provide a nurturing, positive and stimulating environment to help develop your child to the fullest. The international group at Koningskinderen stands out in the region due English is the only language we speak with the children. This makes our group an excellent preparation for (international) school and a global orientated life. Our International Day Care is a perfect match for expat families who prefer an international environment for their up growing child.
We offer day care with only qualified and well educated pedagogical staff during opening hours from 7.30 AM till 6.30 PM (option for extended hours 7 AM – 7 PM). Koningskinderen has over 35 years’ experience in day care facility and invested heavily during those years in optimizing their full service and outstanding pedagogical concept. Koningskinderen use in their distinctive approach elements of renowned anthroposophist Rudolph Steiner.
Steiner believes that body and soul cannot develop if the mind is trained too early. Therefore, the focus in early education and day care should be on developing the will, emotional life and creative education. Besides that, Koningskinderen endorse importance of extensive sensory development. Only if a child has been able to develop well on sensory level, it can absorb cognitive knowledge.
That’s why Koningskinderen provides an quiet homely atmosphere and offers natural materials, like wool and wooden toys, to stimulate development in this area. Our day care is themed in fairy tale style, which suits children’s interests and stimulate their creative development. This pedagogical approach is adapted to the International character of the group. We offer a wide range of creativity activities, music, sports, theatre, visit nearby petting farm, exercise games, singing songs and storytelling.
The development of your child is monitored by our pedagogical staff. They are supported and trained by our professional pedagogue, location manager and creative therapist. The staff-child ratio is primarily driven by the need of children to ensure each child gets individual care and the attention it needs. Of course we take excellent care of safety and hygiene. The products and toys we use are selected on their high quality (preferably not plastic toys). Our food is mainly biological, as well the warm dish during lunch time.
International Day Care can be compared with our regular child care service and has the same price list.
Our main benefits:
- Two English speaking day care groups (age 0-2 years and 2-4 years)
- Highest quality standards at a normal price level
- Use of biological and high quality food
- Biological hot meals in the afternoon
- Spacious indoor and outdoor facilities
- Opening hours from 7 AM - 7 PM
Please feel welcome to make an appointment and visit our site!
Here you can find our Registration form (in English).
We have a special offer only for new parents: When you register your son or daughter before 31st of December 2020 at our International Day Care located in Hilversum, you will receive 8,5% discount on daycare for 12 months.