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working at nature fountain

What our chiefs are looking for....

About Natuurfontein

Natuurfontein exists since 2011 and is Amsterdam's first and only true nature-oriented BSO. We are a rapidly growing organization with 5 locations in West, more than 60 employees and over 600 children. At Natuurfontein, we know for sure: For balanced development and growth, children need nature and outdoor play. Not only does various studies show this, but we at Natuurfontein also experience this in daily practice. Therefore, we offer child care where children are almost always outside, in an enriched play environment. This makes children more creative, curious, social and healthy. In short: every child benefits!

  •  in Amsterdam
  • 70% / 30%
  • Average age: 30 years
  • 60 employees

Develop within our company

At the greenest BSO of Amsterdam you get the necessary space to use and develop your natural talent. Think bushcraft/survival, sports and games, but also outdoor cooking, city scouting, yoga and artistic expressions that fit within our green vision.

We have a wide range of training and coaching in the areas of green (edible plants, fire making, tree knowledge, sustainability), pedagogy and growth/development (both personal and team).

Why work at Natuurfontein?


Thomas - Teaching Assistant

Thomas consciously chose Natuurfontein. According to him, nature is exactly what children need. "At Natuurfontein children gain important experiences that they do not get at school. In this way, we make a positive contribution to development. We choose the greenest places ourselves and also organise activities based on our own interests. I draw inspiration from my own childhood memories of scouting, and in the meantime I get to experience things myself!


Femke - location manager

"Growing up in nature is really a must for children. Outside, they learn more about their environment and about themselves. Nature Fountain plays an important role in this. With us children learn about insects, plants, how to make fire and how to climb trees. That's why at Natuurfontein we all work with passion, passion for pedagogy and passion for the outdoors. I remember my first day at Natuurfontein very well, it really felt like coming home. A warm, nice atmosphere where we take care of the children, our colleagues and the earth."



"Now that I work at Natuurfontein everything falls into place, I felt it when I first walked in. I really become very happy with my work. I gained a lot of experience during previous studies, my work as a gardener and as a visual artist. I use this experience as a source of knowledge to work with the children. My goal is to create "green memories" in the children - memories that they will carry with them for a long time, even when they are older, and that they can use in their further development. And I do this with full conviction. Because being outside in nature is really important."



As a former PM and now an intern at Natuurfontein, I am very happy with all the opportunities I am given. I can use my creativity in devising and implementing green developmental support activities. There is a lot of opportunity to participate in knowledge deepening trainings. Furthermore, I get the time and space to work on my internship assignments and receive attentive guidance in the process. I grew up in the city and really missed playing outside in nature. That's why I think it's so cool to be able to offer this to the next generation. Being outside every day is a huge gift not only for me, but also for the children.