Zein Academy International Talent Programme Childcare

Information Morning: Thursday 7 September - 11:00 -12:30

Are you interested in a career in international childcare, but not qualified to work with children in the Netherlands? We may have the answer…

Over the years, many well-educated or experienced educational professionals have applied to us for positions only to find out that their particular Dutch or international qualifications - or former work experience - is not formally recognised by the Dutch Childcare Authorities.

The Zein Academy International Talent Programme (ITP) is a tailor made training programme that aims to support enthusiastic, passionate and talented people looking for a future career in the field of international childcare.

The ITP offers both international and Dutch candidates, who hold childhood education qualifications and/or experience, but are not officially qualified to work with children in the Netherlands, an approved and professional solution for meeting the Dutch legislative requirements.

Successful candidates will follow an in-house training scheme alongside a modified version of the Dutch ‘EVC’ (ervaringscertificaat) process. Working on a daily basis within either Day Care or Out of School Care groups in The Hague, candidates will receive on the job training under the guidance of experienced Zein staff. In addition to this hands-on approach, trainees will also receive a programme of Zein Academy Training sessions, covering all aspects of international childcare and the Zein approach to working with international families.

Want to find out more?

Find out more and register to attend the Information Morning on Thursday 7 September. The event will take place from 11:00 -12:30 in The Estate location - Jozef Israelsplein 36, 2596 AV Den Haag.

11:00 Arrival & refreshments
11:10 Introduction to Zein
11:30 Explanation of the Zein Academy International Talent Programme
11:40 Initial Q & A
11:45 Explanation of next steps & timeline
12:00 Q&A on application & selection process
12:15 Refreshments & further information on individual basis
12:30 Event closes

Duration of the programme

The programme lasts 2-4 months (dependent on previous experience/qualifications). A trainee allowance is paid throughout the process, but more importantly, candidates are selected with a view to continuing employment within Zein. As a successful and expanding company we have numerous posts available and aim to find suitable positions for all candidates who successfully complete the course and meet our quality standards.

Who is eligible

Applications are welcomed from candidates of all ages and backgrounds, but competency in the English language is a must. Additionally, all candidates are required to hold at least a post-high school diploma.

The scheme is most suitable for candidates who have followed some kind of further or higher education course related to childhood education or childhood psychology - although candidates with other educational backgrounds or practical experience will also be considered. There are many childhood related courses - both Dutch and international - which are not formally recognised as childcare qualifications, even though they are often of a higher academic level. The idea of the ITP is to allow candidates the opportunity to have their earlier studies recognised, whilst gaining important practical experience in the care of children

How to apply

Event Registration via online form: https://www.zeinchildcare.nl/working-zein/zein-talent-programme/itp-event-registration-september-2017?wssl=1 or use the GREY APPLY BUTTON below

For more info or queries please contact Zein Human Resources via recruitment@zeinchildcare.nl or 070 326 8263


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  • English
  • Education& Training
  • South Holland