- AMI approved
- Unequalled beauty
- Precise control of error
- Exact isolation of one quality
- Perfect interrelations
Made with care
Unique creation process.
Montessori education focusses on attention, involvement and perfection. These elements are not just critical to the use of materials but also form the basis for their creation. We combine skills with advanced technology and modern equipment. The result: a high-quality product. For over eighty-five years, Nienhuis Montessori has been using these special and traditional methods to create its materials. They invest a lot of love in the shape, colour and character of the materials created. Unique materials for unique children. The Nienhuis factory is certified by the ISO 9001-Quality Management System Standard and the ISO 14001-Environmental Management System Standard.
The use of wood as our primary raw material allows us to reduce our environmental footprint. We try to influence our suppliers to buy FSC certified wood raw materials as much as possible, which promotes environmentally sound and economically robust forestry. Plastic and metal parts are ensured durable enough to last for generations.
Our factory has thoroughly considered its strategies for surface treatment, energy consumption and packaging options so that environmental impact is minimized and efficiency is maximized.
Byproducts & waste
Our factory has introduced decisive processes in order to ensure that the produced variety of by-products has a minimal impact on the environment. A water purification system utilizes a limited amount of chemicals or no chemicals at all to cleanse the water before it is released back into circulation.
Shipping & Transport
We source materials from companies in ten different countries and sells products in over eighty countries. As our factory is located close to a large port, we create transportation advantages as well as ecological advantages.
ICTI Ethical Toy Program Certification
The ICTI program focusses on safe work environments, ensuring that workers are treated fairly with respect and dignity and that factories operate ethically. It also draws on conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other initiatives to promote fair labor practices.
Nienhuis Montessori is committed to ensuring that working conditions in Nienhuis Montessori’s supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible. All Nienhuis Montessori’s supply chain members (“supply chain members”) commit, in all of their activities, to operate in full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations of the countries in which they operate.
Safety and quality
Our raw materials are tested according to EN71-3 safety and quality standards and ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials) of the countries they are destined.
Lacquer and paint
Our lacquer and paint is controlled immediately after it has been received. Every delivery is tested by a certified testing device.
The strict procedure we use during the design of each single product avoids us to overlook savety issues with regard to the product material, design, and technology needed.
Physical safety test
We perform a physical safety test for the first batch of each new product. If any material is improved we re-certify that our products meet all safety and quality standards.
What else do we contribute?
Education of the children of our employees
Every three months, the company provides a financial contribution to all legally married couples with children attending school with the principal aim to help them provide a better education to their children.Read more
The Heutink Foundation
The Heutink Foundation is commited to helping children and young people in poor and disadvantaged or uncertain situations to actively participate in, for example, a dance performance, music or art exhibition.Read more