Board-level merger

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Board-level merger

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14 March 2023

Board-level merger Kinderopvang 2Samen / DAK kindercentra

Kinderopvang 2Samen will work together more intensively with DAK kindercentra. We're currently investigating our options to make more use of each other's expertise. In short: our managing directors would remain the managing director for their own organisation. Additionally, they would work together more closely in a single overhead board of directors from January 2024.

What does this mean for you and your child(ren)?
The intended merger of our boards of directors has no negative consequences for you and your child(ren). Both organisations and their locations will keep their own name and (pedagogical) policies. Children and employees will stay at their own location and contracts will remain the same. Additionally, both of our head offices will stay as they are.

Why this step?
As not-for-profit childcare organisations, we have big and shared ambitions. For our children and the world in which they grow up. By merging our boards of directors, we are better able to fulfil them. Together, we are a stronger partner for schools, the government and other local organisations.

Both of our organisations think it’s important that children have good and equal chances. Regardless of their background or the neighbourhood in which they grow up. Childcare can play a big role in that. For example, by offering qualitative, accessible, fitting and affordable childcare in every neighbourhood. By offering good preschool education and by ensuring a smooth transition between childcare and school.

The board merger is also an answer to the continuous lack of available new colleagues. We’ll be able to stay (and become more) attractive places to work. For example, by offering our employees even more opportunities to develop themselves. This will also benefit our quality of childcare.

DAK and 2Samen already worked together in several places. On the board-level, there was already regular contact. With the intended board-level merger, we will intensify this cooperation.

Where can I go with questions?
Should you have any questions about this news, please feel free to contact our Planning & Customer Advice department, via 070 338 5500 or