Applications Open for International Talent Programme Autumn 2021
We are pleased to share that applications for our next International Talent Programme (ITP), to be held in autumn 2021, are now open! If you are interested in a career in international childcare, but not qualified to work with children in the Netherlands? We may have the answer!
Why choose the ITP?
Each time we run the International Talent Programme, we invite passionate, caring and experienced childcare professionals (both Dutch and international!) to obtain the necessary qualifications to work in childcare in the Netherlands.
Martina, an ITP graduate from the Spring Class of 2020, explains why she chose to follow the ITP: "Zein represents the opportunity to pursue what truly makes me accomplished in my work: being an international childcare teacher at a childcare in line with my own philosophy. I strongly believe in Zein’s education-based Montessori pedagogy and Reggio Emilia approach in a natural surrounding where every child can feel at home."
What does it entail?
Our ITP candidates follow an in-house training scheme and receive on-the-job training under the guidance of experienced Zein professionals. This combination allows you to effectively back up your own qualifications with experience and training that will allow you to work in international childcare at Zein. By entering the EVC procedure through this programme, you will also be allowed to skip the Dutch language element of the EVC process. Your training will be based in one of our locations around The Hague. Working on a daily basis within either Day Care or Out of School Care groups, you will receive on-job training under the guidance of experienced Zein professionals
The programme lasts 3-6 months, depending on your current experience/qualifications. When joining the scheme, you will be registered with the company that we work with in relation to the EVC procedure. Upon starting the programme, you will undertake a skills audit - the results of which will be used to create a tailor-made training programme for you. Additionally, you will be assigned a personal coach who will liaise with you throughout the education process, provide help and advice on the modules you will need to complete and competence-based evidence you will need to gather.
How do I apply?