In November 2016 we launched our pioneering childcare concept – quickly tagged by the news media as “Neuro Creche” – when we opened our new Daycare in Waterloo.
The internal layout, decorations, and equipment are based on scientific research into how the visual stimuli received by babies condition the development of their brains, and our designs optimise that development.
We also employ staff speaking at minimum English, French and Dutch, so children are exposed to all languages throughout the day, though we invite parents to specify which language they wish us to use with their child – this is also based on proven scientific research showing that early multi-lingualism increases and accelerates brain development.
The Waterloo daycare is an extension of the Preschool section, in a beautifully renovated and landscaped part of Oranje House within the existing school campus. This ISF International Daycare facility receives up to 15 children aged from 6 weeks old, and is open from 06.30 until 18.30.
Our new Tervuren creche occupies the entirety of the original village nursery school building, but has been renovated, designed and equipped to enhance children’s visual stimulus in a scientifically positive way. And likewise our staff are multilingual, always offering English, French and Dutch at minimum.
At the end of their journey in the daycare, the children are welcomed from 2,5-years-old to the Nursery and Pre-school at both ISF International Schools.