Hestia Amstelveen

  • Hestia Amstelveen

    Laan van de Helende Meesters 4, Amstelveen | Tel. 020-3459391

    Hestia Amstelveen is a bilingual day care for children aged 0-5 and after school care for children aged 4-12. The children come from more than twenty different countries: from Japan and India to South Africa and of course The Netherlands. All activities are offered bilingually and the groups have Dutch and English speaking staff. This enables the children to easily learn and use two languages. Children that speak another language at home, also learn Dutch and English quickly. Recent research shows that bilingually raised children better develop their intelligence and learn how to make quick and better decisions.

    Since February 2017, Hestia Amstelveen is located at the Amstelland Hospital. This location has been fully adapted and equipped according to our pedagogical approach of Reggio Emilia. All groups are open and transparent, with vistas to the adjacent areas and large windows on the in- and outside. From all areas, the piazza and the kitchen, heart of the location, are easily accessible. Furthermore, there is an art studio, a library, a theatre, a discovery corner with a mobile hospital, a greenery where plants can be cared for and all groups can use the outdoor space. The garden was designed by Bureau RIS and offers enough challenges for all children. They can play, clamber and climb, garden in the veggie patches, or simply enjoy being outside.

    The rebuild and decoration came about in collaboration with Next Architects, Simone Sorber, Han Schooneman and Eduard Schelfaut.

    Day care – LRK-nummer: 216639451
    After school care – LRK-nummer: 317358327