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About Heutink

The Global Standard

for Montessori education

Nienhuis Montessori. The Global Standard.
Each child is special. Each child is unique. Children can develop without pre-determined rules, but they need individual guidance and educational materials that encourage and promote this development. We believe in personal growth and offer the necessary tools to support this. Our material meets the demands made by Maria Montessori’s educational method regarding spontaneous learning. The high quality of the Nienhuis Montessori products provides children with the tools they need to become independent and critical thinkers.

  • Concentration And Fun

    Nienhuis Montessori materials harness a child’s natural interest in a subject. The fact that the focus of each Montessori exercise is on one educational concept means that children are able to work independently and check their own work. The use of colors and shapes helps children concentrate and makes learning fun. They work individually and in a natural and stress-free environment.

  • Commitment And Passion

    A specially trained teacher guides the children in such a way that they learn to work independently and with a specifi c aim. This teacher creates a ‘prepared environment’ – whereby the educational materials are available to the children in a specifi cally
    structured way. This can only be achieved using materials created by skilled individuals and based on a rich tradition. Children across the globe choose Nienhuis Montessori materials for a reason.

  • Montessori Education

    Maria Montessori believed that children learn best when they are very interested in a subject. Their natural curiosity drives them to make their own way. Our materials are based on the Montessori education method and they stimulate the child’s desire to learn. They promote imagination, increase insight, and create a desire for quality. They inspire children to search for something special. We believe in a child’s strengths. It’s up to them to discover their individual talents. Together with us.

Nienhuis Montessori was founded in 1929 by Albert Nienhuis, who collaborated with Maria Montessori to create products which reflected her vision of education. Children feel a natural drive to develop and need to be given the opportunity to do so freely. Nienhuis Montessori’s product range enables children to discover the world independently. We only use the best materials, created with care, commitment and attention to detail. Nienhuis combines skills with technology, and has been doing so for over 85 years. Educating people is a skill. In 1975, a distribution center was opened in the United States to focus on Montessori customers in North and South America. Nienhuis Montessori has been officially endorsed by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for decades. It is world’s leading brand when it comes to Montessori materials. We works with specialists from within the field of education who share our ambition. In line with the Montessori vision, we develop materials which create a stimulating educational environment, in which the child always has a central position.

The World of Nienhuis Montessori...

  • ..History

    Heutink was founded by Reinier Willem Heutink in 1911. Initially, the focus was on selling bibles and books, but entrepreneurial spirit grew and by 1912 we furnished and equipped the first complete school.

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  • ..Maria Montessori

    After the establishment of the first Casa dei Bambini in Rome, 1907, the news of the miracle children was quick to spread to Italy's neighbouring countries, and the rest of the world.

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  • ..Made with care

    A Unique Creation Process. All of the Nienhuis factories worldwide are certified by the: ISO 9001-Quality Management System Standard, the ISO 14001-Environmental Management System Standard.

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  • ..A Heutink Brand

    Nienhuis Montessori. A Heutink Brand Nienhuis Montessori is one of the brands produced by Heutink International. Heutink International provides the very best global educational brands, which are geared towards learning through play. 

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  • ..Our people

    Since more than 8 years already I have been representing the brand Nienhuis Montessori with a lot of passion and devotion. You probably have met me somewhere around the globe at one of the many Montessori conferences or congresses.

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Social responsibility

  • A grateful visit to Nienhuis Asia

    Handing out shoe boxes filled with schoolsupplies and gifts to children in disadvantaged areas. This summer, Henk Fokke and Daniel de Jonge (CEO and CCO of Heutink), visited the Nienhuis factory in Panadura, Sri Lanka to discuss forthcoming plans over the next few years. Fortunately they were able to combine their factory trip with a visit to two nearby disadvantaged schools to hand out little presents from the Heutink Foundation and the Edukans Shoe Box Appeal.

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  • Child Care Sri Lanka

    Heutink offers financial support to improve the opportunity for good education for the children of the employees of our factory in Sri Lanka, Nienhuis Asia. Every quarter, our financial contribution ensures 58 children remain in school to increase their chances in life and develop their talents.