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Zo International Childcare provides professional childcare for children aged between 0 and 4 years at Hallekensstraat 28A in Wassenaar.
Nearby there is a separate After School Club at the Schoolstraat 76 for children in the age of 4 up to 12 years old.

Each day, our passionate teachers will help the children to reach their full potential. Our educational programme uses structured themes and is thus comparable to the international primary school curriculum. Staff speaks English and development materials are in English too. Each child has a personal mentor and receives proper guidance and attention.

Please let us know if you would like to join one of our international teams!

Comitted teachers

Committed teachers

to join our international teams in The Hague and Wassenaar.

You may be a nurse, a teacher, pre-school teacher or early years specialist qualified to work in the childcare in the Netherlands. We seek colleagues who have special talents to contribute towards our activity programme. See our website, www.zointernationalchildcare.nl or www.bigbenkids.com.

You may choose to work between 12 and 32 hours a week.

Can you work with a large international community and do you have any experience doing so, you might just be the new colleague we are looking for? In return we offer a competitive CAO package.

For the specific qualifications to work in childcare in the Netherlands, please check qualifications childcare at www.idw.nl or contact us if you need more information or support.

More info? Please do call me:

Sandro Sesto
HR at Zo International Childcare
+31 (0)6 15 21 72 72

The headoffice is situated at Scheveningseweg 46, 2517 KV The Hague.

General Manager Big Ben Kids

General Manager 

Big Ben Kids - 32 hours

Big Ben Kids is an international baby center, daycare, preschool and after school facility in the Zoutmanstraat in The Hague. At the moment we take care of over more than 80 children every day. Big Ben Kids is included in the international business unit of Zo Kinderopvang. With over 40 locations Zo Kinderopvang is a professional and leading organization in childcare in The Hague area and the southern part of the Netherlands.

The programme of Big Ben is a educational programme, with English as first language. Our staff are qualified nurses and teachers, and Big Ben has offered her services for over 10 years to internationals from all over the world. Our groups are organized in a linear- horizontal system. This means that children are educated and cared for with peers in small established groups. The day care facility and the afterschool club are under the same roof. As General Manager you are responsible for both.

We offer a specially designed activity programme, such as languages, music lessons that focusses on developing both intellectual and socials skills within an internationally oriented environment. Check out www.bigbenkids.com to read more information. 

Do you think you are able to maintain the characteristics of this international childcare center within the Dutch system? Are you able to build a strong team, while looking for improvements and new chances? Then you are the one to be our new General Manager!

This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional and experienced people oriented manager – interested in executing the efficient and effective management of the center on a day-to-day basis.

RESPONSIBLITIES

  • To continuously develop and promote the business
  • To manage and motivate a team of qualified nurses and teachers
  • To serve as primary contact for the parents
  • To manage and advise on the integration and transition process for new children and to provide support in applying for allowances from the Dutch authorities
  • To manage all visits/tours on the location and the intake appointments
  • To develop, assess and report staff objectives in lines with the company objectives
  • To work with the team in developing the curriculum fort he activities and programmes
  • To ensure the child development center continually meets all rules and regulations

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant Bachelors’ Degree in education with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Proven experience in managing a team (>20 staff members)
  • Proven experience in an international environment
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills at all levels (preferably a native speaker)
  • Excellent planning and organization skills

BENEFITS

  • A challenging and diverse job in a dynamic and fast growing international environment
  • A complete package of collective labour agreement ( CAO) in Child Care sector, based salary, eight percent holiday pay, six weeks holiday, pension and company contribution towards health insurance
  • A position of 32 hours per week

If you think you would like to join our international team at Big Ben Kids/Zo Kinderopvang we look forward receiving your application. Please contact us by sending your cv and motivation letter in English to hreintjes@zokinderopvang.nl

Group team leader

Group team leader - teacher

At Zo International Childcare and Big Ben Kids we believe that working for our company is the best thing that happened to us. Working with us, is like having a family abroad. The same feeling we want to give the children and their families: a home away from home.

We are looking for teachers that are willing to take that extra step, that are truly looking at a child and its development. We look for people who are creative and enthusiastic, who are flexible and professional.

For both our locations we are continuously looking for new staff. Why? Because we are ambitious and we are growing. We are all internationals ourselves and the language spoken is English. We are especially interested if you have an extra skill, like music teacher, a second language you can teach,
yoga instructor, etc.

You need to have a degree in daycare or an equivalent (SPH/ SPW/ Pedagogics), as we provide in an educational programme best for international children. Look at
https://duo.nl/particulier/international-student/your-qualifications/working-in-childcare.jsp for more information.

What do we offer?

  • A challenging and diverse job in a dynamic and fast growing international environment
  • A complete package of collective labour agreement (CAO) in Child Care sector, based salary, eight percent holiday pay, six weeks holiday, pension and company contribution towards health insurance
  • A position of 16 to 32 hours per week

More info?

Call Helène Reintjes
Recruiter at Zo Kinderopvang
+31 (0)6 11 83 04 40 or email hreintjes@zokinderopvang.nl

Pedagogical coach

Vacancy pedagogical policy worker / coach


Zo Kinderopvang is looking for a pedagogical policy worker/coach (hereafter referred to as pedagogical coach) to assist our locations (including our international ones) in the region of The Hague. Do you want to build an organisation where everyone, from children to management, is learning and developing and sees this as one big adventure?

Then we are looking for you!

Zo Kinderopvang: the perfect organisation for you if you are or want to be just a little better in your craft! Zo is an enterprising and growing organisation where children and employees continuously have adventures and take on challenges. This resourceful childcare organisation with 40 location offers daycare and after school care (BSO), international childcare, Outdoor BSO but also a Nanny service. The organisation represents quality and personal approach. The employees are involved, resistant, enterprising and show initiative. Just going that extra mile is what characterises Zo Kinderopvang. To conclude, Zo is where you want to be!

Effective immediately, we are looking for a

Pedagogical Policy worker / Coach - region The Hague, 12 hours per week

Zo offers an environment:

  • Where involvement, well-being and an adventurous approach from everyone provides development
  • Where educational staff members are the professionals who decide their own learning points and also actively request feedback and input from our pedagogical coaches
  • Where everyone’s talents are looked for to be used in the organisation

What would you be doing?

As pedagogical coach you support our Dutch locations but also our international locations: Zo International in Wassenaar and Big Ben Kids in The Hague. You, two other coaches and our Head of Pedagogics are the pedagogical staff of Zo Kinderopvang. Substantively, the accent in this function is the coaching of the educational staff members, contributing to the pedagogical policy and the developing of and giving of trainings to our employees. Apart from that, you will fulfill tasks as coordinator of care.

Who are you?

  • You at least have a relevant HBO education and sufficient practical knowledge / experience in childcare
  • Knowledge of the stages of development and areas of development of young children
  • Knowledge of and insight into the pedagogical policy; knowledge of the international pedagogical and educative curriculum is a pro
  • You are capable of supporting employees in their own strengths and learning process
  • Knowledge of (intervention) methods, principles and instruments of coaching
  • You have a VIB certificate or are prepared to do the course for Video Interactie Begeleider
  • You like contributing to the development of policy in the organisation in an innovative manner
  • You are enterprising, curious, involved and constantly developing
  • Your oral and writing skills are excellent in Dutch as well as in English
  • You can properly communicate the pedagogical policy, information and advices

Do you dare to go on this adventure?

Tell us before 5 October this year how you can help Zo to the next mile as a pedagogical coach! The salary scale will be on the basis of the Collective Labour Agreement of Childcare.

For information, feel free to contact Helène Reintjes by telephone, phone number 06-11830440. You can send your motivation and résumé to hreintjes@zokinderopvang.nl.

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