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Requirements for childminding agency mediators

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A childcare mediator (bemiddelingsmedewerker) is the link between parents and childminders. They must have certain qualifications and supervision skills.

Do you work as a childcare mediator (bemiddelingsmedewerker) for a childminding agency? You have to meet the qualification requirements for childcare mediators in accordance with the Childcare Collective Labour Agreement (cao Kinderopvang, in Dutch).

What is a childcare mediator?

A childcare mediator (in Dutch) 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, childminding agencies must ensure every childminder receives at least 16 hours of supervision and mediation.

Childcare mediator qualification requirements

A childcare mediator must have certain qualifications and skills (in Dutch). You need at least a secondary vocational education and training level 3 (MBO-3) certificate as a pedagogical child carer.

If you have a certificate from an EEA country or Switzerland you need to apply for recognition of your diploma with the Education Executive Agency (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs, DUO). If you have a certificate from a non-EU country, you will need to have your qualifications evaluated by the Information centre for credential evaluation (Internationale diplomawaardering, IDW).

For more information please contact sector organisation FCB Labour Market Issues Services Foundation (in Dutch).

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