HET BONTE HUIS meaning House of Colours

kleinschalige en kunstzinnige kinderopvang in Haarlem

Dear Parents,

Below you will find a small summary of what we do and who we are at Het Bonte Huis.

Please read and enjoy...

Het Bonte Huis is a small-scale childcare centre for children aged between 18 months and 4 years.

It is open daily from 08.00 – 18.00 and is located on the Zandvoortse laan 69 in Heemstede.
The space is calm and inviting to children and there is outside space with a sandpit, kitchen garden and 3 guinea pigs!

There are never more than 7 children in the group at any one time. Children can attend for both full and/or half days depending on the needs of your family.

There is plenty of time and space for creativity, individuality and independence. Nature and the seasons play an important role in The Bonte House and this is reflected in the books, the toys (which are primarily unformed and made from natural materials), and the activities that are on offer and the ever-changing window scenes.


The Bonte Huis is the inspiration of Barbara Gerlach who has developed her own style of interacting with children, which she calls ‘Primary Nuturing’


Barbara takes ideas from both Antroposophy and Reggio Emilia and adds her own love and experience to create an environment where children feel safe and understood, where they can be creative and a whole lot more.

You are always welcome to pay a visit to see and feel The Bonte Huis for yourself, there is never any obligation and we can be contacted, preferably via email, at lucky@hetbontehuis.nl


Opening times

Morning is from 08.00-12.30

( Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday )

Entire day 08.00-18.00

( Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday )

Group dynamics

The group is a vertical (mixed age) group with a maximum of 7 children ranging from 18 months to 4 years.

Adult to child ratio

During the day there is 1 group leader and sometimes there will be an assistant.


Monthly payments

The monthly payments are based on an average monthly cost for childcare. There is no charge for holidays (5 weeks in total). The hourly rate is € 9,32.


Prices 2019


Morning08.00 - 12.30 uur 4,5h€ 164,- € 42.-
Morning incl warm lunch08.00 - 13.00 uur5h€ 183,-€ 47.-
Entire day incl warm lunch08.00 - 18.00 uur10h€ 365,-€ 93.-
Afternoon incl warm lunch12.00 - 18.00 uur6h€ 219,-€ 56.-