Who are we?

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Who are we?

Are you looking for a day nursery/day care, after school care or toddler care/preschool in Den Haag, Monster or Naaldwijk? At 2Samen, we make sure that childcare is a truly valuable experience for your child. Our centres offer a safe and secure environment, from which your child can explore the world around them. Always under the loving and professional guidance of our staff. We also offer childcare near you! Most of our childcare centres are Dutch-speaking. We also offer an English language preschool.

At 2Samen, you may always rely on the fact we adhere to all required laws and regulations. Our educational policy is a clear guide to how our staff approach the children, how they guide them and stimulate their development. To read more about our educational policy, nutritional policy, placement policy and house rules, please visit our page on Educational Policy.
About 2Samen

What makes us special?

  • Continuous quality investment
  • All staff is qualified and receive regular additional training
  • Varied activities with music, (toddler) dance and trips
  • Challenging after school activities and summer camp with KICKS
  • All-in rates
  • Special focus on sustainability

Our

Mission

“We offer children a good foundation for their future.
The children’s world = our world.”

Our vision

We’ve summarised our vision on how we offer this foundation as follows:

Children are born with their own temperament, qualities and talents. They’re curious, adventurous, headstrong and sensitive. They imitate and want to be part of something. In all sorts of ways, children show us what they need. We respond to that. And provide them with a rich and loving environment, which invites children to play and discover the world.

Every child is unique. At 2Samen, your son or daughter is offered all the space they need to be themselves. At the centre of everything we do, is respect for everyone’s individuality. This is why children feel so at home at 2Samen. From this secure basis, we help children develop themselves. We help them conquer the big wide world, step by step. 2Samen is partially responsible for this upbringing. Children are our most precious assets, they are the future.

2Samen. At home with childcare.

Our organisation
2Samen is an organisation with 75 years of experience, which continuously invests in quality such as well educated staff and spaceous locations with their own character and appearance. We also offer a large amount of activities which focus on the development and fun of the children. With more than 60 locations, spread over The Hague and Westland (Monster and Naaldwijk), 2Samen is the largest professional childcare organisation in the region. We offer: day nursery/daycare, toddler care, Early Childhood Education and Care, out of school care and holiday care.

Governing Council

Kinderopvang 2Samen is a foundation.
The foundation is led by Director Zoë Kwint-Elkerbout.
She is in charge of the day-to-day management of 2Samen and is responsible for the policies. She initiates our strategy and carries the final substantive and financial responsibility for 2Samen.

The Governing Council is accountable to the Supervisory Board, the Works Council and the Client Council.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board consists of five members:

  • drs. Gregor Rensen MCM
  • Cristel Wieman MSc
  • ir. Daniëlle Aldershoff MSc.
  • Jan Meenderink RA
  • mr. Ferdinand Strijthagen

The Supervisory Board supervises the Governing Council. Centrally, the Management Team, the Director and the Supervisors pay attention to the day-to-day business and the (requisites) for our qualitative care.

2Samen follows the Governance Code Childcare and values a ‘good business board’, where transparancy, reliability and care take centre stage.

Head office

2Samen’s head office is based on the Laan van Meerdervoort 70 in The Hague. Approximately 70 staff members work there, in several departments (Educational Policy & Quality, Finance & Control, Planning & Advice, Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, IT, Facilities and KICKS).

Do you have a question for a particular department? Then you may contact:

  • Regional Managers: Margo Gankema and Lieke Gerritsen
  • Manager Customer Advice, Marketing & Communications: Yolande Michiels van Kessenich
  • Manager Finance & Control: Pamela Thedinga
  • Manager Educational Policy & Quality: Marieke Bosma

Locations

Our locations are divided within 30 units. Each unit has a Unit Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the locations within the unit and the contacts within the neighbourhood. Every child centre also has a Location Coordinator and a team with certified and continually educated childcare staff, supported by Educationalists and Coaches. The Unit Managers are led by a Regional Manager.

View 2Samen’s organisational chart (Dutch).

Together with you

2Samen strives to regularly speak with all of its parents. We think it’s important to consult with you about what your child needs. But we also appreciate your opinion on the way your child’s childcare centre is run. You can always speak to the centre’s location coordinator with any ideas you might have. We value your input, as it’s required to ensure our services are completely tailored to your needs. Would you like to do more? Then you’re very welcome in the parents’ committee of your centre. Or in 2Samen’s general client’s council.

Parents’ committee

Every childcare centre has a parents’ committee. Through these committees, we’re kept up-to-date with parents’ wishes. Of course we continually strive to adapt our services to the specific wishes of parents in your centre as much as possible. Members of the parents’ committee represent the interest of all parents and children. They foster a good relationship between them and the childcare centre staff.

Client’s council

On behalf of the parents’ committees, the client’s council continuously remains in close contact with the board of 2Samen. The council exerts influence on 2Samen’s policies.