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Geographical Focus
National level
Type of organisation
Private Company
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingConsultancyAdvocacyResearch and knowledgePublishing
Quality PedagogyHealth ProgramsChild RightsAccess to Services
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsHealth professionalsSocial workersPolicy makersLocal authoritiesIn-service training providers


Sardes is an independent agency providing consultancy and R&D services in the fields of education and care. Sardes is not subsidised by the government; we conduct projects on the basis of contracts with ministries, local authorities, schools, welfare agencies etcetera. We aim to strengthen the links between research results, policy and practice of education. We bundled our expertise in ECEC in the platform Versterk het Jonge Kind.


Peer Learning Activity - Don't miss ‘Green Playing and Learning’

Green Playing and Learning - How to nourish children’s connection to nature and ecological outlook from an early age....

INTERVIEW - Jeroen Aarssen: ‘There’s a lot of strength in ISSA’

We spoke with Jeroen Aarssen. He is the ISSA Board Secretary, and Early Childhood Education and Care advisor at Sardes in the Netherlands....

Sardes launches new publication on caring fathers

In interaction with external parties about the caring and upbringing of young children, Dutch fathers often feel neglected. And it turns out that...

"The Little Captain and the Great Calm Sea"

On November 20-21, ISSA members Sardes (the Netherlands) and the 

National Quality Monitor Child Care in the Netherlands

From 2017 on, Utrecht University and ISSA member Sardes will yearly assess the quality of child care services...

ISSA welcomes five new members

Three more members from The Netherlands and two from Bulgaria have just joined the network, contributing to expanding ISSA’s presence across...

ISSA elects new board members

ISSA is proud to welcome five new board members in 2017. In March, Leslie Falconer from the USA, Henriette Heimgaertner from Germany, Elena Misik...

Resources and practices

Multilingual early childhood education and care for young refugee children

This is the Toolbox of the Erasmus+ project Multilingual early childhood education and care for young refugee children. In this project (2016-2019)...

Effective Teaching and Learning for Minority-language Children in Pre-school

ISSA's Effective teaching and learning for minority-language children in preschool is a set of materials developed under the...