Childcare Assistant in Netherlands
Come to work at our childcare centre as a volunteer helping to care for around ten children of families from around the world, who will be preparing to serve elsewhere.
Cornerstone cross-cultural training college runs a childcare facility meeting the needs of pre-school children of students and residential staff who come from across Europe to study and work.
The childcare centre is open weekday mornings and Wednesday and Friday afternoons, which allows our students and staff who are parents to participate fully in the study programme.
A typical session involves independent play, a story time and singing, craft activities, and playing outside in our safe spaces.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Experience working at a child nursery facility is useful but not required.
You enjoy teaching and playing with small children from many different nationality backgrounds and languages. You will work together with the supervisor and the team to observe our safeguarding policy.
Cornerstone college places a high value on community life on the campus, and you will enjoy being fully involved in this.
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About Missionary Training Colleges
WEC understands the importance of proper training and preparation for cross-cultural mission. Hence, we have several colleges around the world, which specialise in training Christians for mission.
Teaching includes input on theology and biblical interpretation, along with mentoring, and practical guidance on evangelism, outreach and ministry skills. Hands-on experience of outreach is also a core component of this training, enabling students to put the theory into practice.
With colleges in locations as diverse as Brazil, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, essential training is within reach for any aspiring missionary.
Equipping the mission-minded: read more about our Cross-cultural Training Centres here.
The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe with a population of 17 million.
The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the seat of the States General and cabinet. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and the world's largest outside East Asia.
Netherlands literally means lower countries, influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.
With a population density of 414 people per km2 –– the Netherlands is classified as a very densely populated country. Only Bangladesh, South Korea, and Taiwan have both a larger population and higher population density.
Nevertheless, the Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, after the United States. This is partly due to the fertility of the soil and the mild climate as well as its highly developed intensive agriculture.
[Source Wikipedia. Read more about the Netherlands here]
There are 101 people groups and 21% of these are unreached with the good news of Jesus. 47% profess to be Christian and of these 4.25% are Evangelical.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
revival that restores the nations belief in the gospel,
the government to be influenced for good,
student and youth work,
migrant ethnic minorities,
a new generation of church leaders.
[Operation World, print edition 2010]
You can also pray online for The Netherlands using Operation World.
In cooperation with local churches, WEC Netherlands wants to equip and send workers among the unreached, to make followers of Jesus, and to plant missional churches.
WEC runs a cross-cultural training college in Beugen called Cornerstone where students from many countries come to study and prepare for missionary service.
WECers are also reaching out to immigrant communities within the Netherlands, in cities like Rotterdam.
Read in Dutch about WEC Netherlands