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Foreign diploma in the Netherlands

Do you have a foreign diploma and do you want to work in childcare, education or a culture-related profession? If so, you need to have your diploma recognized in the Netherlands. If you received an academic title abroad, you can also apply for a Dutch title.

  1. Working as a teacher
  2. Working as an instructor at senior secondary vocational education (MBO) institutes
  3. Working in childcare
  4. Working in a culture-related profession
  5. Applying for a Dutch title

Working in childcare

Are you a citizen of an EEA country or Switzerland? And do you want to work in childcare in the Netherlands? If so, you must apply for recognition of your foreign diploma. If you are only working temporarily or ad hoc in childcare, please indicate so on your application.

Apply

  1. Apply online in order to work in childcare in the Netherlands (in Dutch only).
  2. Do you prefer to use a form? Please use the Application Recognition or temporary service of EU professional qualifications for childcare employees form.

For which professions?

You need to apply if you want to work in 1 of the following professions:

  • childminder
  • employee at a day-care centre
  • employee pre-school day education
  • employee after-school care
  • employee multi-lingual after school care

Conditions

All conditions are listed in the Erkenning EU-beroepskwalificaties kinderopvangpersoneel (in Dutch only).

Free

Applying in order to work in childcare in the Netherlands is free.

Contact

Please contact the Diploma recognition and Legalisation department if you have any questions. You can call us from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on + 31 50 599 80 36. Or send an email to ks.dw@duo.nl.

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