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This list is as complete as possible but not exhaustive.

Small steps (was B4KIDS and Catalpa) (

They have about twenty locations in Leiden for daycare and over ten for BSO (some of which are at the same location as the crèche, but not all). You will gain the best overview of what is available where by using the excellent 'search by postcode' facility on their website. One note, though: the BSO Pollewop on Slachthuislaan works closely with the Vrije School next door.

B4Kids also operates its own childminder agency (Gastouderbureau).

SKO Kinderopvang in Oegstgeest (

Head office: Haarlemmerstraatweg 32, 2343LB Oegstgeest
Ttel. 071 515 98 00,

SKO has three daycare centres in Oegstgeest
- one in the estate Nieuw-Rhijngeest to the west of the A44;
- one centrally in Oegstgeest;
- one north of the canal in Haaswijk.
These you can find out about at

There are several BSO locations in Oegstgeest, which you can see on this map, . SKO also offers specific 'teenager' care for the 12 to 16-year-olds who have not yet been given their own house key (which often happens disconcertingly early in this country). They give children of this age more freedom than the primary schoolchildren, and the atmosphere of semi-supervised (growing) independence seems very positive.

SKO offers childminders via the agency Kroostopvang ( which operates in the area of Oegstgeest and Lisse/Sassenheim to the north.
  • De Kinderhaven ( has two branches in Leiden:
    De Batavieren (also BSO), IJsselkade 48, 2314 VM Leiden, Tel: 071 589 39 88

    De Watergeuzen , Willem Barentszstraat 47, 2315 TZ Leiden, Tel: 071 576 04 39
  • Kindergarden Kinderdagverblijf (also BSO)
    Kindergarden has locations in Leiden and Oegstgeest.

    There is a kinderdagverblijf and BSO at Raamsteeg 2c (although it also faces the Doezastraat), 2311PL Leiden,

    There is also a creche tucked away at the back of the Duinzigt building, at Rhijngeesterstraatweg 40, 2341 BV Oegstgeest,

    Tel for both is 020 423 54 22, Kindergarden has locations over a wide area, hence the contact number having an Amsterdam code.
  • Compananny (also BSO)
    Rhijngeesterstraatweg 40B, 2341BV Oegstgeest, tel. 071 519 06 34
  • Annette's Kinderopvang has two branches:
    Utrechtse Jaagpad 27, 2313 KZ Leiden,
    Tel: 071 514 45 51
    Aaltje Noordewierlaan 1 (in the 'Rijn en Vliet' care home), 2324 KP Leiden,
    Tel: 071 579 36 77
  • De Toverboom - Just kiddies Kinderdagverblijf
    Turkooislaan 131, 2332 RK Leiden, Tel: 071 572 83 39
  • Kinderdagverblijf Pimmetje
    Rijnsburgerweg 140, 2333 AH Leiden, Tel: 071 515 70 47
    In 2011, Pimmetje started its own BSO a little way down the road.
  • Flowerkids
    Rijnsburgerweg 31/E, 2334 BE Leiden, Tel: 071 301 45 31
    Website: De Bloementuin.
  • Flowerkids has two branches:
    Sterre at Rijnsburgerweg 9, 2334 BA Leiden, Tel: 071 515 45 47
    Madelief at Hoge Rijndijk 13, 2313 KE Leiden, Tel: 071 514 02 12
  • Tomtiedom Kinderdagverblijf also with two locations:
    Kagerstraat 1a, 2334 CP Leiden, Tel: 071 517 00 23
    Kempenaerstraat 99, 2341 GS Oegstgeest, Tel. 071 750 44 06
  • Teddy Kids is an international creche with two locations:
    Herenstraat 64, with kinderdagverblijf only, 2313AM Leiden, 071 589 06 72, and
    Zeemanlaan 22a, where there is KDV and BSO, 2313SZ Leiden, 071 887 50 40.
    Rijnsburgerweg 35, 2334 BE, Leiden, 071 888 8415.

    They specifically cater to international families, and say they have 75% children with at least one non-Dutch parent, so they are very good at helping people new to the country/area with their childcare arrangements. They also pride themselves on their flexibility. They describe their crèches as bilingual, saying each group has at least one English-speaking and one Dutch-speaking carer.
  • Harlekijn
    Endegeesterstraat 1a, 2342 AJ Oegstgeest, tel. 071 890 70 02

For employees/students of Leiden University only

Non-B4Kids/SKO locations with BSO only

  • Pimmetje BSO
    Rijnsburgerweg 21, 2334BV Leiden, Tel. 071 515 23 68
  • BSO Tante An (Catalpa)
    Eksterpad 2-4, 2317KN Leiden, Tel. 071 528 44 43
  • BSO Beetle (Catalpa)
    Boerhaavelaan 46, 2334ES Leiden, Tel. 071 517 31 31
  • BSO Buren (Catalpa)
    Antonie Duycklaan opposite nr. 12, 2334CE Leiden, Tel. 06 15 82 78 42



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