Weekly Coffee Meetings
I host a weekly meet-up for international parents on Monday mornings. The meet-ups are drop-in sessions for anyone wanting to meet other parents and provide an opportunity for parents to share their joys and frustrations with other parents who understand. Most of all, they are an opportunity to relax, have a coffee and chat to other parents. Parents are welcome to bring their children, as there is also a play corner.
The meet-ups are informal, with no training or organised themes but there are opportunities for parents to share resources and ideas, ask questions and give each other tips. However, if you have concerns about any aspect of your child’s development, language, social skills, behaviour, please feel free share these informally in the group, as other parents may have ideas to help you.
Parents of children with special needs are welcome to come and meet each other at the coffee meet-up. Children with special needs are welcome to come and play with ‘typically developing’ children. It could be that you have a child with an attention deficit disorder, a genetic disorder, dyslexia or dyscalculia, a physical disability, a hearing loss or a language delay. All children are welcome at the coffee meet-ups.
Although the meetings were set up for international families in The Netherlands, Dutch international families are also welcome! The language spoken is English and you do not have to be a native or fluent speaker to join in the discussions.
The coffee morning is free; a donation towards costs is appreciated and there is a pot for your contribution by the door.
The coffee meet-ups are held in Ypenburg: Vuursteen 8, 2496 RZ Den Haag. There is an easy tram connection between The Hague and Delft (Trams 15 and 19) and it is close to Bus route 30. Ypenburg is easily accessbile by car via A4. There is free parking in the Plesmanlaan and surrounding streets. There is paid parking by the Jumbo supermarket for 10c per hour for a maximum of 2 hours.
Inclusion4all follows the RIVM guidelines. Please disinfect your hands when coming into the Vuursteen location and use a face mask when walking around inside the location.