Teddy Kids International Daycare Leiden opened its very first location at Herenstraat in 2004. Almost 15 years later, we have grown to family owned and operated organisation with daycares in 4 different locations and 2 after school care locations (BSO). Spread out over these locations are ±50 highly qualified permanent teachers of varying nationalities and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on how we have evolved into our signature multicultural atmosphere.
Leiden has a large and diverse international community that is attractive for both work and studies. Places likes the LUMC, University of Leiden and Webster University or the BIO science park, among others, make it an attractive expat hub. It makes Leiden a great place for both Dutch and international communities, and that’s also why we moved here in the 1990s.
When we first moved to the Netherlands, and Leiden in particular, we were impressed by the international orientation of schools and the community, but we felt that there was a big gap for working expats to have their children attend international daycare, as well as a lack of bilingual opportunities for Dutch kids. As a result, we decided that we could make the transition to Dutch life smoother, while providing a gateway to other cultures for Dutch families. Building on our own experiences as expats, we built a company on the principle that Dutch and international children can learn and grow together.
We still believe that principle lays the foundation for a more globally aware and culturally sensitive society, and we do everything in our power to make that happen. That’s what makes us who we are and that what makes Teddy Kids a perfect choice for parents and kids who want to broaden their horizons and bridge the divide between cultures and countries.
You’re welcome to come round to any of our locations for a tour and a cup of tea, just give us a call.
Irina, Marco, Tess, Artem, Zachar, and the Teddy Kids team