On the afternoon of Wednesday 16 May, mayor Klaas Tigelaar commemorated the official opening of the new childcare centre of Zein International Childcare in Voorburg by unveiling a plaque in the monumental property known as “Huis de Werve”. Among the guests were the heads of the international schools in the region, staff of multinationals and expat organizations and other business associates of the childcare provider. Zein opened its doors for the first children in early March after an extensive and careful renovation.
Photo: F.l.t.r: Ngozi Uche (Managing Director), Jan van der Meijden (Co-Founder), Robbie Zein, (Co-Founder) and Mayor Klaas Tigelaar of Leidschendam-Voorburg
Mayor Klaas Tigelaar: “More and more international and highly educated families are finding their way to Leidschendam-Voorburg, which contributes to the diversity within the community and benefits the local economy. To create an appealing living environment for these families, the availability of suitable facilities – such as international oriented childcare – is important. The arrival of Zein in Leidschendam-Voorburg is therefore very welcome!”
About Zein International Childcare
With international families in focus, Zein has developed a family-oriented approach that views the child as a global citizen; providing them with a solid socio-emotional foundation to integrate in the (host) community and thrive with appreciation of diversity. Integral to Zein’s programme is their unique behavior guidance system called ‘Choices’. Developed by founding director Robbie Zein, a book has been published on the system.
The Zein approach gives international parents the confidence to accept assignments in the Netherlands with the assurance and peace of mind that their little ones will not miss out on the quality internationally integrative pedagogic and developmental foundation they need.