Team

All members of the True Colors childcare team are bilingual in Dutch and English. They are specifically trained and qualified to work with young children. In addition, we also have one pedagogical expert on our staff. They provide extra support where necessary.

Trained in first aid

All members of our childcare team are trained in first-aid for children and emergency assistance (‘BHV’). We are constantly updating their training and provide numerous other specialist programmes for our staff.

Childcare teachers

Each group has its own permanent team of bilingual teachers. Their focus is on your child’s wellbeing and preparing them for primary school. Whether your child will be going to a Dutch primary school at 4 years, or will be enrolled for the international school from 3 years, our teachers know what they need. At least once a year they will discuss your child’s development with you and offer important insights into your child’s development.

You can request anytime an extra meeting with them by contacting one of the teachers of your child’s group.

Meet team True Colors Rijswijk


Anna

Anna Klomp

I really enjoy guiding the children in their journey to discover what their interests and talents are.

Eva

Eva Cizmarova

I was born in Slovakia and moved to in the Netherlands in 2000. I have been working in childcare since 2004, and still enjoy it a lot! Especially the creative activities and reading books with the children. And I love giving the babies all the care and attention they need.

Krisna

Krisna van 't Hof

I love working with children. Their smile makes my day!

Marie

Marie Kamara

I like working with children because every day is different. They are spontaneous, impulsive and enthusiastic. To contribute to their development is my passion.

Mary

Mary Daudey

I’m married and have two children and 2 grandchildren. My hobbies are Diamond Painting and doing puzzles. I’ve been a housekeeper for True Colors Rijswijk since 2003. Working together with my colleagues and the enthusiasm of the children are what I love most about my job.

Miena

Miena Oemraw

I’m a flexible, social and energetic member of our childcare team. The children are my first priority. I take time to play with them and during activities I try to teach them things associated with the theme we’re working on.

Chantal

Chantal Kort

I love working with children and watching them grow and develop from a baby into a toddler.

Karima

Karima Ballafkih

My name is Karima Ballafkih. I’m taking care of the warm meals at True Colors for more than 11 years now. Cooking is one of my favourite. And to see the happy faces from the childeren is so inspired.

Mechteld

Mechteld Griethuijsen

I love to watch children grow and help them to develop themselves to become the amazing people that they are.

Merel

Merel Huurman

When I was young, I lived in America, Australia and England for a few years. Now, I live in Delft with my husband, son and daughter. Diving, snorkelling, traveling and crafts are a few of my hobbies. When we have time, we like to go to Zeeland to dive in the Oosterschelde

Soumia

Soumia Boukich

I love working with children; watching them grow and develop. I enjoy dancing with them, fooling around, playing games and laughing together. I love the fact that I can help the children find solutions in little arguments or issues they have. When they’re happy, I’m happy.

Tatiana

Tatiana Tjon-Kwie-Sem

I enjoy using my strengths, hobbies and creative mind to challenge myself and the children. I like organising and doing activities, using my cooking skills and applying my knowledge about nutrition. And I love doing sport and carrying out experiments in which I broaden the children’s horizon in a fun and playful way.

Cem

Cem Ates

What I like most about working in the childcare sector is the role we play in how children develop. From learning how to jump, to how electricity works, every age group has its own needs. The numerous different activities enable me to help each child develop into a happy and successful individual.

Meet team True Colors Delft


Ana

Ana Moreno

¡Hola a todos! I’m a Spanish native speaker, raised in Málaga. My international background sparked my interest in living in other countries and learning their languages, cultures and traditions. I’m passionate about education, discovering new things and working with children. You’ll often see me at their level, playing, talking or singing to them!

Anna

Anna Blasiak

I have several years of experience in childcare and teaching in Poland, Austria, Georgia, Germany, Ireland and now in the Netherlands. I enjoy working with the children to create a learning environment that supports their holistic development and fosters their bilingual abilities. I’m creative and passionate about art and craft activities.

Arianna

Arianna de Simone

I love to share my creativity with the children and I’m always looking for challenging and interesting activities. For me, the interaction with the children is really important, both through cuddling, playing games and also by talking about their personal stories. I love crafts, music, nature and travelling.

Debbie

Debbie Braber

Working at True Colors feels like being part of a family to me. This is the feeling I want to give to the children in our group when they leave.

Giovanna

Giovanna Ajaiso

The reason I love working with children is because I’m fascinated by their development. It’s wonderful to see how a child grows from a baby into toddler. And what they learn in that period of time. I really enjoy watching them growing and learning, and being part of this amazing process.

Gladys

Gladys Diaz-Murillo

I was born in Colombia and also lived in Mexico before we moved to the Netherlands. I grew up in a mixed Dutch/Colombian family. I’ve worked in various childcare centres since 1992. What I like most about working with children is that they are open and eager to learn. I’m most happy when I can help children and their parents with what they need.

Keyla

Keyla Cornes-Maduro

It feels here like one multicultural family. As a teacher I create a playful environment which meets the age, stage and needs of children. I want them to feel welcome and safe, so they can learn by playing and exploring the world of music, dance, reading, arts and crafts. I love to go on adventures with the children, this way I can participate in their imagination and I get inspiration for new activities.

Kleopatra

Kleopatra Papapanagiotou

Working with children is not the only reason I like my job. I love experiencing this great mixture of backgrounds, personalities, goals and needs. There is a unique beauty revealed here, where adults and children with so many differences come together. It’s a first-hand experience of how educational environments will be in the future.

Maaike

Maaike Knot

Originally from Delft I am in love with the international aspect of this city! At home I speak both English and Dutch. That's why working at True Colors is a perfect job for me! I really enjoy to work with all these different cultures and languages. I try to learn something from everyone. At work I very much enjoy to make music with the children, or to make a little trip to explore nature.

Magdalena

Magdalena Luczak

I have enjoyed working with children in day care for over 10 years in the UK, Poland and the Netherlands. I love the opportunity to learn about different cultures from around the world. It’s a privilege to be a part of such a caring and innovative childcare centre like True Colors, where I can continue with my passion for teaching young children.

Majoes

Majoes Mutebi

Working with kids is a joy! It’s a real honour to teach them and contribute to their future. And get great lessons in return. Outside of True Colors, I’m a wife, mother of two and a Holistic Wellness Advocate. I love traveling, dancing, meditation and prayer, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying nature and being outdoors.

Mariam

Mariam Sury

Born and educated in the Netherlands, I spent 11 years working in different schools and daycare centres in the UK. Being part of the True Colours team has so far been a great experience. It’s amazing to see how children speak two or even more languages at such a young age. I really love working with children from different backgrounds and cultures.

Marieke

Marieke van Luijk

I really like working with children because I love to stimulate their development and see them grow as individuals. What I like most is making music with the children. I enjoy working at True Colors because I love looking after children from different backgrounds.

Nienke

Nienke van Rooyen

I love the different nationalities at True Colors: comforting a child who doesn’t understand me. Singing, bringing books alive, hide-and-seek and giving children space to explore. Connecting with a child is priceless! I enjoy making plans with the children and helping them become independent and confident. And I’m passionate about our garden.

Regina

Regina Stork

I’ve been working at SRK since 2003. In 2007, I was appointed manager of the international childcare centres, now known as True Colors. What I love about my work is that, in between all the meetings, talking, thinking, schedules, policies etc, I can still get enormously distracted by all these wonderful children. I love chatting to them and giving them a big hug when I can.

Sanne

Sanne Jans

I’ve been working with children from all different backgrounds since 2003. I started working for True Colors after spending 1 ½ years working in the UK. I love being surrounded by nature, so I enjoy taking the children on adventures outside, to explore everything around us!

Shelley

Shelley Rijnenberg

I work on all the groups and get the chance to get to know the children and have a good overview of the pedagogic atmosphere on the group. I love to see how the children continue to grow and develop in their own unique way thanks to a lot of love and attention from us. As a pedagogical coach I am partly responsible for the pedagogical atmosphere at True Colors Delft. Together with the teachers I plan the themes and activities, providing a continuous line to school.

Stavroula

Stavroula Manolaki

I'm a teacher from Greece whose motivation comes a child’s smile! I love being part of their journey of discovery, helping them recognise their potential, and understand values like trust, respect and care. I'm excited being in an international environment, working with families from across the globe and reminding them we're here for them too.