A childcare mediator (bemiddelingsmedewerker) is the link between parents and childminders. Their tasks include the following:
- supervising the childminder on a pedagogic level;
- supervising safety and health;
- carrying out intake interviews with childminders and parents;
- recruiting childminders;
- visiting the childminding address.
In the Netherlands, every childminder must receive at least 16 hours of supervision from a childcare mediator a year.
Childcare mediator qualification requirements
A childcare mediator must have a certain qualificiations and skills (in Dutch). The qualifications are given in the job descriptions in the Childcare Collective Labour Agreement.
For more information please contact the FCB Labour Market Issues Services Foundation (in Dutch). You can also have the FCB perform an assessment to verify whether your diploma meets the requirements.