Foreign student

Particulier Foreign student Working in childcare

Working in childcare

Filing an application in order to work in childcare in the Netherlands

Are you a citizen of an EU country, 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.

How to apply

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

For which professions?

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

  • Childminder
  • Employee at a day-care centre
  • Employee in a nursery school
  • Employee in a pre-school day-care centre
  • Employee in a pre-school nursery school
  • Employee in after-school care
  • Employee in multi-lingual after school care

Conditions

All conditions are listed in the Erkenning EU-beroepskwalificaties kinderopvangpersoneel (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 09.00 to 12.00 on + 31 50 599 80 36. Or send an email to ks.dw@duo.nl.

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