Meet the Head

Welcome to the Early Years School. Starting school is a big step in a young child’s life. It can be exciting but both parents and children can also feel rather apprehensive.

We want parents to feel confident that they have made the right choice for their children by choosing the Early Years School and to know that their children will be nurtured and well cared for. Our dedicated staff strive to ensure that the children feel happy in their environment and immediately feel part of the school community.


The cultural diversity of our School is valued and celebrated – it is wonderful to teach children of so many different nationalities and to see them mix so easily with each other.

I have more than 25 years teaching experience in the UK and the Netherlands. I have worked at the British School of Amsterdam for more than 20 years and have been Head of the Early Years since 2011. Amsterdam is a small, vibrant city and undoubtedly a wonderful place to bring up young children.

We are very proud of the Early Years School. Please take the time to visit our school and come and see it for yourselves.

With best wishes,

Mrs Claudia van der Laar
Head of Early Years School