You can register your children via the form at the bottom of this page. Once they are registered, you will receive a confirmation. Your children will be on the waiting list. As soon as there is a place for them at the desired location, our planning department will contact you.

    At least one month before the starting date, you will be invited to the location for an intake and you will get to know the location and the teachers.

    For more information, contact us through 020-6618710 or


    For the rates per location you can contact our main office. Our staff can tell you more about the different locations and answer any questions you might have.

    All rates include:

    • Baby food
    • Cold or hot meals
    • Snacks
    • A strong pedagogical concept including activities


    Possibly, you are eligible for child care benefit when you have your children in daycare. The amount of benefit you receive, depends on things like your income, family situation, etc. The invoices we send you, state the gross amount. On the website of the Dutch Tax Office you can find more information and make a calculation to see what you are entitled to. You should register for the benefit within three months after starting at Hestia.

    To apply for the child care benefit, you need an ‘LRK-number’ from a location. All locations of Hestia are registered in the Landelijk Register Kinderopvang. The LRK-numbers are also on the invoice.

    • Hestia Amstelveen BSO – LRK-number: 317358327
    • Hestia Amstelveen KDV – LRK-number: 216639451
    • Hestia Rivierenbuurt BSO – LRK-number: 999652552
    • Hestia Rivierenbuurt KDV – LRK-number: 128536111
    • Hestia Waldorf aan de Werf BSO – LRK-number: 295390980
    • Hestia School of Understanding BSO – LRK-number: 337556155

    Teacher-child ratio
    We meet the legal requirements of the number of teachers per child. These are:

    • One teacher to 3 babies up to 1 year.
    • One teacher to 5 toddlers of 1 to 2 years.
    • One teacher to 8 toddlers of 2 to 4 years.
    • One teacher to 10 children of 4 to 7 years.
    • One teacher to 11 children of 4 to 13 years.
    • One teacher to 12 children of 7 to 13 years.

    Safety comes first at Hestia. You can trust your child is safe with us, both emotionally as well as physically. This means that our staff accompany your child in a positive manner, that the accommodations and toys are safe and that there is supervision.

    Our employees are selected with care and through a thorough process. Obtaining references, application for a VOG (Certificate of Conduct) and a trial day on one of the groups, are all part of the recruitment procedure. Hestia also involves parents in this procedure. After their appointment, our staff keep each other focused by giving feedback and together take responsibilty for observing the protocols and work instructions. 

    We also pay a lot of attention to safety in and around the accommodations. A few important aspects:

    • The accommodations are open and orderly, parents are always welcome
    • On all locaties we have an annual Risk Assessment Safety, to prevent the chance of injury because of unsafe situations. This does not mean that all safety risks are banned. It is important to have a balanced mix between safety and offering challenges and learning experiences; fall and rise.
    • On all locaties we have an annual Risk Assessment Health to minimize the health risks.
    • And there are inspectorates – such as GGD (Public Health Service), fire department and Labor Inspectorate – that check and assess if we comply to legal requirements.

    Inspection Child care
    The GGD performs an annual inspection at all day care centers, after school centers and preschools in Amsterdam. They look at the Wet Kinderopvang (Childcare Act): safety, hygiene, staff and pedagogy. If an organisation does not comply, it will have a certain time, depending on the type of problem, to yet comply to the regulation. The inspection reports about the Hestia locations can be found on the website of the Landelijk Register Kinderopvang. The most recent reports can be found on the location pages.