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Meet the candidates of our International Talent Programme 2019

Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Meet the candidates of our International Talent Programme! We just had our intake group meeting ateh The Estate after which the in-house training commences.

Alongside the Dutch ‘EVC’ process, the candidates – or trainees – will receive extensive training at one of our locations around The Hague under the guidance of experienced Zein professionals. In total, the programme will take around 2-4 months, depending on ones previous experience and expertise. During the additional ten Zein Academy Training sessions attended by all new employees, all aspects of international child care and the Zein approach to working with international families are being covered.

Good luck to you all and have fun while learning about how Zein sets the standard in international childcare every single day!


 

Zein Academy International Talent Programme 2018

Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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

Tailor-made programme
Over the years, many well-educated and experienced education 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 talent looking for a future career in the field of international childcare.

Meeting Dutch legislative requirements
Through the Zein Academy International Talent Programme (ITP), Zein 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, a recognized, professional solution for meeting the Dutch legislative requirements.

On-job training
Successful candidates will follow an in-house training scheme alongside an adapted 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-job training under the guidance of experienced Zein professionals. In addition to this hands-on approach, trainees will participate in the Zein Academy Training sessions, covering all aspects of international child care and the Zein approach to working with international families.

International Talent Programme Information Session
Find out more  and register to attend the Information Session on Tuesday, 3 July 2018. The event will take place from 11:00 -12:30 at 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 & timelines
  • 12:00 Q&A on application & selection process
  • 12:15 Refreshments & further information on individual basis
  • 12:30 Closure

To register for the event, please fill out the online form.

Duration of the programme
The programme lasts 2-4 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.

Who is eligible?
The scheme is most suitable for candidates who have followed some extended or higher education course related to childhood education or childhood psychology - although candidates with other academic 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 EVC process is to allow candidates the opportunity to have their earlier studies recognised, whilst gaining important practical experience in the care of children. 

Applications are welcome 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 and be eligible to work in The Netherlands.

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

The most popular After School Activity? Good old Kapla!

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Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Indoor activity
When it comes to indoor activities at After School Care, Kapla is one of the most popular things to play with. This wooden construction set has been popular among children for decades as the small planks are ideal for constructing many different building creations.

Building skills put into practice
Purely coincidentally, two After School locations of Zein happened to be play with Kapla on the very same day and time, and they’ve made some nice pictures of their wonderful creations. After seeing all those building skills put into practice, there might be a Constructing Challenge coming up…

 

 

Zein at successful Feel at Home Fair 2018

Date: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Snacks and bites
This Sunday the Zein team ran a fun Activity Zone at the successful The Feel at Home Fair in The Hague. Of course, our chefs were also on hand to serve freshly prepared organic chili style puff pastry snacks and apple pie bites - which were a hit with visitors young & old! 

Activity Zone
At our Activity Zone, children enjoyed the magic sand, play dough, and the car and train track. But the face-painting proved to be the most popular amongst the youngsters as the queue got longer by the minute. Our dedicated team answered all questions asked by interested parties and entertained the little ones while doing so.

Feel at Home Fair
With 150 exhibitors, performers, presenters and fundraisers, the Feel at Home Fair provides a special mix of information, animation and entertainment for international families each year.
 

The Maples Out of School Care Group gives back to local community

Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hand-crafted decorations and carol singing
During the holiday season, the children attending The Maples Out of School Care got creative and made some wonderful decorations. Upon completion, they visited a nearby elderly home to bring its residents some festive joy by delivering the hand-crafted decorations and singing beautiful carols!

Giving back
Through the provision of such activities we, as a childcare provider, hope to make a significant contribution to the level of awareness of the importance of giving back among the children. By participating in such activities, the children not only get meet and interact with members of the local community, we also hope they touch people’s hearts and make their day just a bit more special!

Our second group of International Talent

Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

We are proud to welcome the 2nd group of talent to the Zein Academy International Talent Programme (ITP)!

Reflecting diversity
At Zein we believe that the best way to serve our diverse community is by ensuring that the people working for us reflect the same level of diversity themselves. This approach is about their ability to empathize with the experiences and challenges faced by international mobile children and their families - adding a richness to the care they provide. 

Official accreditation
Via the ITP training scheme, we support well qualified educators or otherwise experienced individuals from other countries in achieving the official level of skill accreditation required by the Dutch authorities through a combination of on the job training and a personal training portfolio. 

Welcome to the Zein professional family ITP team! Find out more about Zein’s International Talent Programme here: www.zeinchildcare.nl/working-zein/international-talent-programme


 

Zein attends IamExpat Fair 2017

Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Variety of activities
This Saturday, Zein was delighted to host an activity zone for the international families visiting the IamExpat Fair The Hague 2017! At our Zein stand, visitors not only enjoyed the variety of activities on offer including play dough, fisher tips, castle & train track building and the very popular face painting – they also got to taste the sugar-free banana cake and gluten-free sweet potato cheese bites prepared and served by our own chefs.

IamExpat Fair
At the IamExpat Fair, internationals can find all the services and businesses they need in a single location, learn how to navigate life in the Netherlands by attending free workshops and presentations, and connect with other expats, organisations and members of the international community. The impressive and historic Grote Kerk housed numerous exhibitor stands, workshop venues, lounge areas, food stands and an activity zone for kids – ensuring fun for all ages!
 

Celebrating World Teachers' Day!

Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Super hero teachers
To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, The Elms After School Care made beautiful super hero teachers and The Willows Day Care created hats declaring just what makes their teachers so very special to them... 

The United Nations' World Teachers' Day
The United Nations' (UN) World Teachers' Day celebrates and recognizes the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels – and aims to mobilize support for teachers, ensuring that the needs of future generations will continue to be met.

A big, big thank you to our wonderful teachers for your commitment to making every day a great one for the children in our care!

Themed Field Trips

Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

At Zein Holiday Camps every weekly activity programme includes not one, but two exciting field specially selected to complement the theme of the camp week. During the first couple of weeks of this summer holiday, adventure camp headed out to a survival park and a theme park, circus camp visited circus school Circaso and trampoline hall Planet Jump, and cooking camp enjoyed visiting a fruit & vegetable farm and a cheese & animal farm. 


Click the link to view photos of our campers having fun while climbing and challenging themselves at the survival park, exploring a theme park, juggling, balancing and trying acrobatics at Circaso and fruit picking and feeding animals at the farms. 


View the summer programme to find out where we’re headed next! 

 

 

Tribute to Mondriaan

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Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Exactly 100 years ago art movement 'De Stijl' was founded. With famous Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan as its most important representative, the Netherlands is celebrating through numerous activities during 2017.

As part of the monthly theme of Art Appreciation for the big kids (ages 7-12) in After School Care, the children at The Oaks created their own tribute to Mondriaan and the influential art movement.

 

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