Welcome to Kindergarten De Mus
At De Mus, we build confidence, independence, responsibility and teache them to collaborate better with others, while preparing them for primary school (“basisschool” in dutch; ages 4 and above). Unlike in preschools (“voorschool” in dutch), our kids are not forced to follow the rules and regulations typically found in those.
A difference with typical daycare (“kinderopvang” or “kinderdagverblijf” ) is that De Mus is only open in the morning (08:15 to 13:30).
Organized by parents
Another feature that makes De Mus so unique is that we are managed by a non-profit foundation (“stichting” in dutch). It is led by the parents themselves, aided by an active constituency of volunteers. Parents can help out according to their talents or interests: administration, gardening, fixing things or by organizing our yearly Summer and Sinterklaas parties. It is essential for De Mus that parents take an active role. Otherwise, we would not be able to run such a small-scale institution. It is also an excellent way to get to know each other, making De Mus a warm, close-knitted community.
Costs, information and enrollment
The costs for this type of childcare are guided by the government and are currently € 10,14 per hour. If both parents work at least parttime, you will receive compensation by the tax authorities depending on your income situation. Please let us know if you need any help with that!
The above links Algemeen, Werkwijze and Beleid give for more detailed information about the school, its activities and policies. We will provide further information in English via e-mail when you get in touch with us.
To schedule a viewing or ask any questions you may have about De Mus or possible registration, please contact us! We usually don’t maintain a long waiting list and work with fixed spots. That means that you can reserve a spot for your child at any time in advance and we guarantee that your child will start at the agreed starting date.