We organise lots of activities, like making music, doing yoga and gymnastics, crafting and reading. We also go for walks in the neighbourhood (Beatrix Park) towing the children along in our own wagon. Sometimes we undertake longer outings like going to the zoo Artis or to Schiphol Airport to watch the planes come and go. Just travelling by public transport is already a kick for the children!
When compiling our program of activities we focus on Nature and Technology. Especially in the school holidays we undertake trips with the children like outings to the botanical gardens, parks and forests or the garden where they can pick flowers. But the children also love to do activities in the realm of Art and Culture. In the school holidays Visits to museums are regular items on our holiday program. In school weeks we offer a wide range of activities. It is up to the children themselves whether they want to participate in a workshop or activity or prefer playing freely. Regularly, the children also organise workshops for each other. Thus creative ideas become reality. The keyword in all this is children’s participation. We involve the children in brainstorming about and the compilation of all activities.
Type of childcare
- Day care
- Out-of-school care
- Lunch break care
- 2 groups for children from 0 to 2
- 1,5 group for children from 2 to 4
- 3 groups for children from 4 to 12
Partou is located inside the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS). This gives our center an international dimension. All the children have different nationalities, which turns ‘being different’ into a normality. All members of our staff master the English language. This ensures a reliable transfer of information between staff and English speaking parents. The language of communication with the children is Dutch. However, we use English to appease the children when necessary or to translate a Dutch message they did not understand.
Partou has an enclosed outdoors playground that is separated from the school’s playground. So our youngest children can play outside in all tranquillity, even when the school children have their playtime. On our playground there are a sandpit, a grass hill, a locomotive for children and screens to play hide-and-seek. But the older children also use the school’s playground, during the hours that school is in session. Then they can take a peek at the insects’ hotel, play hide an seek in the tent made of real branches or use the slide, climbing rack or see saw-chicken.
We are located near the Beatrix Park and the Zuidas with the World Trade Center and close to tube- and trainstation Zuid (WTC).
Our team consists of qualified pedagogical employees who pay a lot of attention to your child. In day care there are a music coach and a teacher “Beweegkriebels” (movement, play and active lifestyle for children). In out-of-school care there are two pedagogical employees with a training on HBO-level (higher professional education).
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.30 to 18.30 o’clock
Accessibility & parking
Our childcare center is located inside the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid. There is ample parking space for cars, except around the opening and closing time of the school. There are bicycle sheds and tube- and trainstation Zuid WTC lies at a 5 minutes walking distance. The nearest national exit road is the A10.