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Our care

Breda is an international city with a bustling, English speaking expat community and Partou has experience with caring for children from all over the world.  All members of our staff speak the English language. This ensures a reliable transfer of information between staff and English speaking parents and benefits their children’s well-being and safety. By listening to Dutch children while playing and spending time with them, cosmopolitan children gradually learn to speak and understand Dutch.

Our center has a large outdoor playground with a natural garden for the children between 0 and 4 years old. They play outside every day, even when it rains a little (every child has its own pair of wellington boots). Every year we organize a ‘grandpa and grandma’ week end we participate in the Nationale Voorleesdagen (a national campaign to promote reading aloud to children). Every month we choose a new theme on which we base our choice of books to read from and subjects for crafting.

The children who come to our out-of-school care are aged 4 to 12 years old. They have a separate outdoor area, it also has a natural garden in which we grow vegetables. They use our so called technology shed for hammering and sawing. In the school holidays we organize various workshops.

In the Montessori elementary school in the building next door on number 15 Partou runs a playgroup for toddlers. At noon parents of the children in the playgroup have the option to pick up them up from this group and bring them over to the Preschool group at number 13 for lunch and the afternoon session.
In both groups we focus on creating a warm and cosy environment where children can play and explore and on learning to prepare them, little by little, for what elementary school has in store for them.

Type of childcare

  • Day care
  • Out-of-school care
  • Before school care

Group composition

Day care:
  • 1 group for children from 2 months to 15 months old
  • 1 group for children from 15 months to 27 months old 
  • 1 group for children from 27 months to 48 months old (Preschoolers)

Before school care

1 group for children from 4 to 12 years old 

Out-of-school care (after school)

2 groups for 20 children from 4 to 12 years old at the most
1 group for children from 4 to 12 years old

Picking up from school (out-of-school care)

We either pick the children up from school on foot or they come to the center on their own, depending on their age and the arrangement we make with their parents.

Our building

Our center is located in a former nursery. The building has been constructed and equipped especially for young children. All the rooms are bright thanks to the many tall windows that let in a lot of day light. The outdoor space surrounds the building. In the garden there are old, tall trees providing the much needed shade in hot summers.

Our playground

The day care groups and the out-of-school groups both have their own outdoor playground each have their own sand pit. The playgrounds have been equipped according to the ‘natural playing’ method with a hill and attractive corners. The out-of-school care children play football on fields separated from the rest or play on swings and secure playground equipment.

Our team

Our team consists of qualified pedagogical employees who pay a lot of attention to your child. One of our employees acts as ‘accent coach’ who organizes all kinds of workshops and activities. Others coach the reading and music activities.

Opening hours

Day care:
Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 18.00 p.m.

Out-of-school care:
Weeks when schools are open:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 14.45 p.m. to 18.15 p.m.
Wednesday closed

During school holidays:
Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 18.30 p.m.
Wednesday closed

Out-of-school care during school holidays
School holidays are spent by all three Partou out-of-school groups in Breda at the location Jan Nieuwenhuyzenstraat 13. We organize workshops based on nature & technology and art & culture. We also take the children on outings in the region.

Accessibility & parking

Our childcare center is located in the Boeimeer district. There are two elementary schools In our street: the Nutsbasisschool Boeimeer and the Montessori school. The Petrus en Paulus school is within walking distance. We are close to the southern ring road leading to the A16, A27 and A58. Partou Jan Nieuwenhuyzenstraat 13 has a private parking lot.


Would you like to register your son or daughter at Partou now? You can do so by filling out this form. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Or would you like to take a look on the location first? That is also possible of course. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the Partou-location of your choice.

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