The GGD (the local health authorities) inspect all our locations on a regular basis. These inspections can happen not only when we rekest them but also without notice, for example when we open a new location or when a building has been renovated. The GGD inspects the quality of our; pedagogy, employees, groups, safety, health, accommodation, décor and our communication with parents.
The International School of Haarlem (ISH) and childcare Op Stoom are working together to create a cohesive and engaging educational and childcare concept in the old Volkuniversiteit building situated just off the Leidsevaart in Haarlem.
This is the first English language childcare in Haarlem and like the ISH, Op Stoom will also have native English speakers employed. We are very proud that we will work together and are busy with further plans to enhance our concept.
The ISH and Op Stoom will both use the International Primary curriculum (IPC), an approach that aims to help children learn and develop through fascinating, engaging and meaningful activities and lessons. Themes will be used to help provide lots of room for children’s individual input as this helps to stimulate their thoughts on how and what they will learn.