Columbus Childcare is a high-quality daycare, located on the international school campus. Our unique location allows us to welcome children from all over the world. We are surrounded by green area, such as park, woods, a little farm and fruit garden, as well as the spacious outdoor playground. We encourage children to play and explore these areas as much as possible during play time and activities.
All these children have something in common, regardless of their origin. They want to discover the world around them through their senses. They do these by seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing and touching. They are also eager to learn new things by trying and climbing, which mean they can fall down and get back up again. They will continue pushing their limits, even when they have been in school for a long time. This fits to our pedagogical approach, which is entirely focused on “Learning by Doing”. Not only we provide safe and challenging play environment for them, but also we encourage and help them to face new challenges from early years.
Celebrating diversity in early years
Your child will have much to learn about the diversity at our daycare. Children learn to socialize with other children from other cultures at a very young age. It is a melting pot for expats and Dutch children to meet and also to dance and sing songs together, in Dutch or in their own language.
We believe that our approach is beneficial for every child, especially for Dutch parents who are planning to work abroad, which offers added values. Your children will learn and play in a culturally diverse environment. This will prepare them to settle confidently in the new country.
Our official language is Dutch. However, since February 2018 we have participated in a 3-year pilot multilingual daycare project with the University of Amsterdam. Every group that accommodates two teacher, has one teacher consequently speaks English with the children whilst the other consequently speaks Dutch. It is quite comparable in a bilingual household. This way we ensure that both expat children and Dutch children are introduced to universal English. Such a great opportunity for them to experience, also for their future adventures.
We currently have 5 groups in total:
- Two horizontal groups 0 - maximum 3 years (Ideally children will move to the toddler group at around 27 months if spaces allow)(Sun and Stars)
- One vertical group of 0-4 years (Moon)
- One toddler group 2-4 years (Rainbow)
- One 3+ group, Lower Foundation (Planets)
A first impression
44 parents rate the daycare of International Childcare Eindhoven location Columbus with an average of 8.98.9