Daycare and Creche

In April 2017 we launched our second pioneering childcare concept – quickly tagged by the news media as “Neuro Creche”.

DaycareOur first Daycare opened in December 2016 on our Waterloo campus and following its success, our second Daycare was launched in Tervuren.  We have incorporated the same innovative concepts and design by “Spacious Minds” (, a collaboration between Dr Karen Dobkins, a Professor of Child Development at the University of California, San Diego, and Dutch designer Roy Verbakel.

ISFTervuren2018 1915The 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 a 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.

ISF Tervuren 7054 ExposureThe Tervuren creche is housed in Boch House, and 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. 

Our Daycare creche facility receives up to 46 children aged from 6 weeks old and is open from 06.30 until 18.30.  ISF International Daycare is supervised by Kind & Gezin (Flanders’ Child & Family Agency) and we are committed to the physical and mental well-being of your child. We hire only professional staff and focus on providing a quality environment and creative learning experiences.  For more information, telephone Szilvia Szonyi on +32 (2) 470 11 75 03, or email


ISFWaterloo 93copyOur Waterloo Daycare & Creche is an extension of our Preschool section, in a beautifully renovated and landscaped part of Oranje House within our existing school campus. This ISF International Daycare creche facility receives up to 15 children aged from 6 weeks old, and is open from 06.30 until 18.30.   For more information, see these pages, telephone Nina Jaatinen on +32 (2) 358 5606, or email

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