Hestia Waldorf aan de Werf

  • Hestia Waldorf aan de Werf

    Werengouw 83, Amsterdam-Noord | Tel. 020-6618710

    Hestia Early Learning Centre has started a cooperation with Waldorf aan de Werf. This is a new intercultural primary school in Amsterdam-Noord. For now located in Nieuwendam, with moving plans for a later stadium to a new building project in the NDSM area. The school has opened her doors, starting with 2 kindergarten groups (group 1 and 2) and one first class (group 3).

    Waldorf aan de Werf also offers after school care. The school has decided to collaborate with Hestia, because of the similarities and overlap between our ‘Hestia Way’ and the Waldorf education. We are working hard in order to prepare a safe and pleasant start for your child(ren). Furnishing and decorating the class room, and assembling the team are in the finishing phase. Unfortunately, we cannot yet communicate a final starting date due to the licensing procedure.
    Both for the school and the After School Care, an environmental permit (fire safety) is required. Although we occupy the same building as the school, unfortunately, we have to apply for this permit separately, before we can apply for a license to exploit the After School Care. As child care organisation, we have to meet other requirements than the school, that is allowed to start while the application for the environmental permit is still being assessed. This implies that the licensing procedure takes a lot more time than we would like it to take. If the municipality uses the maximum time required for this process, we expect to be able to open the Ater School Care towards the end of November. We are doing everything within our power to speed up this process and hope to start earlier than this. 

    Waldorf schools are based on the anthroposophical human image which stems from the anthroposophical philosophy by Rudolf Steiner. In a Waldorf school, children learn the same skills as in a regular primary school, but they learn more, broader. They do not just learn basic skills like to read, write and do math. But they also learn foreign languages, dance, sing, perform in the theatre and arts, they will do gardening and celebrate festivals. Physical exercise is also of great importance in education, as well as playing outside in rainy or stormy weather, or in the sunshine. A large number of the Amsterdam citizens has a double cultural back ground. At the Waldorf school they embrace all of these religions and cultures, because everyone has their own, individual story. The school regards this as an enrichment for their curriculum.

    The vision of Waldorf aan de Werf connects to Hestia Early Learning Centre and our Reggio Emilia philosophical approach in many ways: every child is rich and competent, diversity and bilingualism. Hestia will start with one group for which registration has been opened.

    For questions regarding rates and placement, pcontact our head office for more information:  Tel. 020-6618710 or via planning.plaatsing@hestiakinderopvang.nl

    LRK-number:  not available yet


  • Safety

    Your childs safety, both physically and emotionally, is the most important to us. Would you like to learn more about how we deal with this, please read more here.


    The inspection reports of the Hestia locations (Dutch only) can be found on the website of Landelijk Register Kinderopvang. Once the first inspection has been done and we have received the report, we will publish it here. 


    House rules and general terms
    The house rules for this location are yet to be drafted. Once they are final, we will publish them here. 

    General terms and conditions