Zein International Talent Programme - Now Accepting Year-Round Applications
Zein International Childcare is now welcoming applications to their International Talent Programme throughout the year.
For several years, Zein’s International Talent Programme has supported international and Dutch candidates, ranging from recent graduates to those looking for a career change, or even international childcare professionals, with a passion for childcare to gain the necessary qualifications to work in international childcare in the Netherlands. Previously, the programme ran for several months up to twice/three times each year. However, we’re pleased to announce that we will now be accepting running applications from those wishing to gain their EVC/childcare qualifications.
With candidates from the Netherlands and around the world, our ITPers join a friendly and diverse community of teachers. With more than 100 staff representing over 30 nationalities, our staff are able to understand the diverse community of families they serve. The programme was originally designed for international applicants and reflects our belief in the importance of having a diverse workforce to support our international community. Today, as our service offer continues to grow and develop, resulting in an expanded bilingual (English-Dutch) provision, we can also welcome Dutch candidates wanting to retrain to the programme!
Many applicants to the International Talent Programme will have followed a higher education course related to childhood education, although candidates with other academic backgrounds or practical experience will also be considered. Upon starting the programme, all trainees undertake a skills audit - the results of which will be used to create a tailor-made training programme for each trainee.
Throughout the International Talent Programme, trainees follow the in-house training scheme alongside the Dutch ‘EVC’ process. Staff find the process both fun and rewarding as they gain quality experience and learn new skills. All ITP staff are assigned a personal coach who will support them throughout the education process, provide help and advice on the modules they need to complete and competence-based evidence they need to gather. Ramona, who graduated from the ITP in Spring 2020 highlighted the support she received: “I gained a lot of confidence throughout training and from all the help that Zein teachers offered to me during my training period. This has made me more eager to reach the level they practice their profession.”. You can find out more about our ITP graduates on our ITP Graduates testimonials page.