By Kristin Woudstra
This year, AISR is opening an international, multilingual child care centre. This flexible and unique extension of AISR will be located on The American International School of Rotterdam campus (Hillegersberg, Rotterdam) and offers a true home away from home for all children from 0 to 3 years.
At the moment, we are busy arranging the opening of our new child care facility, which will be named ‘Funtazia International Child Care’. We hope to have the centre up and running in August/September 2013.
About our Child Care Centre
Taking care of your little ones and having an international career at the same time can be quite a challenge for international families living in The Netherlands. Finding appropriate care for your children in a foreign country can pose a whole new set of challenges.
If you desire English-speaking, and/or multilingual, child care for your children, you have come to the right place.
The predominant language that will be used at our Child Care Centre will be English. However, some activities will be conducted in Dutch (and possibly in additional languages) to stimulate the cognitive development of your child because we feel you just can’t start early enough.
A bilingual, or even multilingual, upbringing is becoming more and more common. Children at a young age find learning a new language very easy, in fact, the younger the better. An important condition for a successful multi-lingual upbringing is that the child receives adequate support and stimulation, and is taught by someone who has an excellent command of the language.
- Brand new facilities, built and furnished according to the highest standards/specifications.
- Flexible child care. Many parents have varying working days/schedules or like to be more flexible in their choice of days regarding child care. It is possible for you to decide which days, and which portions of the day, you wish to bring your child to Funtazia. Adjustments to your child's schedule can be made on a quarterly basis.
- Dedicated indoor and outdoor play space with a separate sleeping area.
- Qualified child care staff, often with an international background.
- Structured activities that will lay the foundation for future academic development.
Places for children at Funtazia International Child Care will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, therefore if you are interested in securing a spot for your child, please fill out the pre-registration form. Once you have completed the pre-registration form, you will then receive a confirmation email verifying the information you have provided. When the time comes for formal registration procedures (August/September 2013), we will send you additional information and a registration form. Please understand that we have a limited number of spaces available and registration preference will be given to pre-registered applications in the order in which they were received.
Enquiries to view our Child Care Centre can be made directly through AISR. If you wish to combine a visit to the Child Care Centre with a tour of the school, please contact the AISR Admissions Office and we can arrange a combined visit for you.
Tel: + 31 (0)10 422 5351
Prices will be comparable with other Dutch upper level child care facilities (EUR 7.50 per hour).
Tel: + 31 (0)10 422 5351