FAQs (Working with us)

How often are the positions updated on this site?

Whilst we pride ourselves on a committed team, we live in a transient international environment. Check the website regularly for job postings as vacancies can occur at any time.

What qualifications do I need to work in the preschool?

Three Little Ships

To work in the Early Intervention pre-school, you need to have a Dutch qualification for working in Child Care (Kinderopvang).

If you have a European Early Years qualification, then you need to get this ratified by the Dutch authorities. Contact DUO for more information: DUO and Childcare

If you have a non-European Early Years qualification then you are not permitted by Dutch authorities to work in the Three Little Ships, unless you are a qualified teacher.

What level of English do I need to work in the Lighthouse?

You need to be a native or near native English speaker.

Do I have to submit a cover letter with my CV?

Yes, we are interested in your motivation for working with us and why you are choosing to work in an inclusive preschool setting with children with additional educational needs.

What type of references should I list on my application?

Please list a minimum of two professional references. All references provided should be individuals who can attest to your work capabilities. One should be from your current employer.

What is the interview process?

If you are selected for interview then you will be invited to come to the school and meet with the Director.

I submitted my CV but haven't heard back yet. What's the status of my application?

We receive many applications and we only reach out to the people that we feel fit the profile of the person that we are looking for. Unfortunately, we are not able to make personal contact with people who do not get through the initial selection process.

Will you help me with with visas or relocation costs?

No. The Three Little Ships preschool does not assist in the application of visas for staff. To work at the school, you should be a European citizen or have the appropriate clearance by the Dutch authorities to work in The Netherlands.

The Three Little Ships does not pay for staff relocation costs.

Do you take open applications?

Yes. You should submit your CV and a letter of motivation. Be aware, though, that we may not be able to respond to your application immediately.