Childcare & Resources for Parents
While living in another country, you may not have family or friends nearby and wonder how you can build up a support system & community in Amsterdam. There are tons of childcare providers in the area and we are happy to feature a few on this page - as parents ourselves we know how important it is to find a caregiver who you trust with your child(ren). Curious about how daycare works and what options are available? Take a look at our guide over at Amsterdam Families for more information. And don't forget about building up a support system for yourselves as parents & individuals! There are many resources in the Amsterdam area which help parents to connect, find support & make new friends!
Holgate Nannies recruits professional full time and part time nannies.
The nannies have a minimum of three years childcare experience, certified first aid training, are police checked and reference checked.
All of the nannies speak fluent English. We have many native English speaking nannies but also many of our nannies speak two or three languages. We have a selective and extensive registration process.
As part of our services we can provide guidance on interviewing nannies, template contracts and follow up support once the job has begun.
Every Mother Knows
Every Mother Knows is a Career Coaching & Talent Development platform to help international mums enter the Dutch job market after a relocation and a maternity break.
Founded in 2018 by Angela Fusaro, Every Mother Knows provides one-on-one career coaching, job search assistance and tailored career development programmes to help mothers return to work or make the next step in their careers.
From identifying your next career direction to rebranding your CV/LinkedIn presence and preparing for interviews, Angela guides you through each step of the process so you can relaunch your career with confidence and ease.
In collaboration with international companies, Every Mother Knows runs Returnship programmes to help bring the skills and talent of mothers to the workplace.
At Mothermorphosis Community we have a shared passion of reframing the beliefs surrounding pre-conception, birth and early parenthood, that is rooted in our desire of sharing our different views, of a journey which is highly transformative, but can also be healing, fearless, and uniquely individual.
Like a village that provides a sense of community, we each brought our unique skills, knowledge and personalities together, with the goal of providing, support, comfort, growth and confidence to prepare families for the journey to parenthood, by providing a wealth of services such as but not limited to:
Doula support for birth and/or during the postnatal transition.
Courses: HypnoBirthing, birth and partner preparation
Workshops: Birth support planning and creating resilience for the Fourth Trimester.
One to one coaching as well as peer support through pregnancy circles
Community support through our free, fully inclusive monthly Positive Birth Amsterdam meetings
The pillars of our work are centered on mental wellness during the perinatal period, building community and support systems during this transitional phase, manifesting a positive mindset whilst understanding the power of the subconscious mind, as well trauma informed care.
Each person is as unique as their individual journey into parenthood. We believe that our community has something for everyone, so reach out, and see how we can support you.
Party of 4 is an app that was launched in Amsterdam last April. It is hard finding friends when you relocate.
Have you ever asked for someone’s number at the playground? Or have your friends repatriated during Corona? Or do you have a friend couple where one person is cool but the other is a dud?
Party of 4 is here to help. Created by Megan, an expat mom of 3 young kids living in Amsterdam. It’s for couples to find friends based on their location and phase of life they’re in (for example: if they have kids, no kids, just moved to a new city, etc). It is for finding friendship, totally platonic, and for couples only. It’s simple; a couple makes a profile together on the app and can then search and swipe through other cool couples in their area. If both couples swipe to the right on each other’s profiles, they will be connected to chat together in the app.
The app is available for download on iOS and android devices.
Welcome to Joanne Lozman Sleep Consulting
My name is Joanne and I am a certified Sleep Consultant. I help to develop healthy sleep routines for babies and children. Using gentle methods and information I gather from you I will create a personalised sleep plan for your child.
As a certified Sleep Sense consultant, it is my passion to help parents and their young children to sleep well. I will work closely with you to make sure your child develops great independent sleep skills, meaning better sleep for everyone.
I can help with many sleep issues such as night wakings, problems at bedtime, early morning wakes and short naps. I am also passionate about sharing newborn sleep education and sleep tips to expectant and new parents.
Parentally is the new platform helping expectant and new parents find the extra care and support they need at every stage of their parenthood journey.
From pregnancy to birth, postpartum and your first years as parents, Parentally lets you easily browse through a network of verified practitioners including childbirth & Hypnobirthing educators, doulas, massage therapists, child sleep coaches, yoga teachers and many more.
Compare profiles and services and read reviews to find the best choice for your needs. Then easily connect with practitioners to learn more, or just directly book their services. You can then meet in person or via our integrated video-consult tool. The support you need to feel better and more confident is only a few clicks away!
Expecting a Baby in The Netherlands
Expecting a new addition to your family is exciting and nerve wrecking even in your home country, let alone when you are living abroad. So what is it like to be pregnant and give birth
in the Netherlands? We have a put together a basic overview on this topic on our sister-site.
Daycare option in The Netherlands
Many children start daycare in the Netherlands as early as at 10-12 weeks old and there are various childcare options available in Amsterdam. From larger chains to smaller daycare facilities and a unique option of privately run in-home daycare called a 'Gastouder' - you will find many options to choose from in Amsterdam. Keep in mind that many facilities have waiting lists and it is best to register your child/ children as soon as possible - yes even before they are born!
Important links for families expecting a baby in NL:
APPLYING FOR PREGNANCY & MATERNITY LEAVE
OVERVIEW OF VARIOUS LEAVES & BENEFITS
MATERNITY LEAVE WHILE SELF EMPLOYED