We believe it to be important that you and your child see the same faces as much as possible on the group. We gladly introduce you to our team: Olga, Miranda, Jasmijn, Hanna and Janine, and manager Kathelijne:
My name is Kathelijne Spaargaren. I am married and mother of two teenage boys. Starting June 2013, I have been given the opportunity to manage the team of Christian childcare centre Het Kroontje. Prior to this position, I have worked a number of years as a group teacher in elementary education. From 2005-2012, I worked as internal supervisor (care coordinator) at CBS Immanuël in Rijsenhout.
It is with great pleasure that I perform my work at Het Kroontje! What a joy it is to work in such a pleasant environment as a childcare centre. I am proud of my skilled pedagogical employees who ensure that Het Kroontje is a place where children know that they are being loved and recognised, due to which they are able to develop themselves freely, to meet each other and to play.
In addition, as a childcare centre we are consciously working on offering qualitatively good childcare whereby we find it extremely important to work on the personal formation of every child. The fact that we are allowed to tell that our Father in Heaven loves them, makes it even more special. As a manager I am able to define the outlines and help colleagues performing their work.
In addition to work at the office (administration and all kinds of other matters), I am assigned to the group on a regular basis and I have a lot of contact with the children, parents and colleagues.
Please visit us for a tour at Het Kroontje if you have any questions!
Hello, I am Olga Piet (1975). I am married to Martijn and together we have 3 children (Jasper, Guylaine and Bas).
I have been working in the childcare industry since 1996. That is a long time already, but I still do it with great pleasure!
Working in childcare means a lot more to me than just ‘babysitting’ children. What is important to me, in addition to caring for, guiding and taken care of the children, is the fact that an environment is created for them in which they feel truly safe, familiar and recognised. It is great to see that this is possible at childcare centre Het Kroontje and that Christian values and standards are given priority. I find it important for children to be able to be themselves with their own specific character, qualities and talents. Because no matter how young the children are: they are all special and unique! And their development is in full swing.
Besides that, I attach great importance to the contact with the parents and believe that to be a valuable asset in my work.
Parents entrust the care for their child to us and I consider it a privilege to be allowed to care for them. It pleases me to be able to give them something positive for their future life. I see it as a special task to give substance to this goal in a good way.
From my own experience (my three children attended a childcare centre) I know that a proper contact (openness, honesty and involvement) between parent and pedagogical employee is a basis for trust in the childcare industry.
In addition to my work, I like to devote a lot of time and attention to my family. I find my moments to relax in creative activities, shopping or a day at the wellness centre.
My name is Jasmijn Alderden. I was born in 1998. I got my diploma specialized as a pedagogical employee and I work at Het Kroontje daycare since June 2017.
I work here with great pleasure. The daycare is small-scale and I think that works very well. Everybody knows each other.
I knew from an early age that I wanted to work with children. It is very nice to see how children develop. The caring side with the babies and the crafts, games, chatting with the toddlers is very nice. It is important that every child can be themselves and should feel safe at Het Kroontje.
Besides my work, I like to play sports, play the piano and do fun things with friends.
My name is Miranda de Waard (1976). I am married to Ardon. Together we have twins at the age of 12 (Naomi and Aron-Levi).
Together with my family I live with great pleasure in Hoofddorp. I am already working in the childcare industry for more than 17 years and I have worked at several childcare centres.
I am very grateful and pleased that I am working at Het Kroontje and enjoy going to work. Every time again, I find it a challenge to give children a fun day at the childcare centre and truly love their open-mindedness and honesty. It is very important to me that children and parents feel comfortable around me. Every child is unique in his or her own way!
In my spare time I like photography, singing, reading and being creative.
Hello everyone, I am Hanna, born in Gouda in 1982. I am married to Leo and we have 2 children.
I have been working in childcare since 2003. In the beginning I worked a lot at daycare centers. After that I worked at a out-of-school care and pre-school playgroup for a while. Always in a large organization and therefore worked with many other colleagues. What a luxury it is when you can learn from others and gain ideas!
Since the beginning of 2018 I can enjoy the small scale of Het Kroontje. I immediately noticed the warmth of my other colleagues and felt welcome right away. It is wonderful to get to know the children better. Figure out what they enjoy and what they are good at. To see them grow in their development, but especially to notice that they feel comfortable and have a nice day.
In my free time I like to go outside. A lovely walk in the woods or on the beach. I also like to be creative from drawing to painting and crocheting. And I love to cook and bake new things. I have also taken on my next challenge by starting a course as a lifestyle coach. This is because I have been interested in healthy food for some time now and I also want to help and encourage others.