Educators in Germany

Are you looking for a stable job in your dream profession? Then you should get in touch with us. We will find the right placement for you.

There is a great shortage of qualified educators in Germany. Rising childcare rates and legal entitlements have massively increased the need for educators in recent years.

Due to low training numbers and the retirement of the baby boomer generation, the situation will worsen in the coming years. The Bertelsmann Foundation estimates that there will be a need for up to 250,000 educators in the next few years. Due to the legal right to an all-day school place, the demand will rise sharply again towards the end of the decade.

This demand will not be covered by the training market.

Work as an educator in Germany

Since 2019, we have already been able to place more than 150 educators. Our clients include municipalities, private and church providers – from small providers to providers with 70 daycare centres and more!

What we offer

  • A free language course in Madrid that will get you up to B2 level
  • Special preparation for life in Germany
  • We suggest good employers and you choose who you want to talk to
  • We help you with the recognition of your education in Germany
  • Of course, we are always available to answer your questions and help you to settle in Germany.

What do you need to bring with you?

  • A degree as a Magisterio de Educación Infantil or comparable degree
  • You have also completed an apprenticeship? Great!
  • Unfortunately, only an apprenticeship is not enough
  • Willingness to come to Madrid to learn German
  • The will to go abroad!

Regular information events and selection procedures

We will inform you regularly about our current projects. Enter your details and we will send you a link to our next information event.

The next step is to get to know you personally in a selection process. Together we find out whether we can offer you what you want. Sometimes potential employers are already present during the process as well.

Just fill out our form with your CV
and we will contact you!

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Frequently asked questions

Why are educators needed in Germany?

There is a shortage of skilled labour in many areas in Germany. There is a shortage of more than 230,000 nursery teachers in Germany.

What conditions do I have to fulfil to take part in this project?

You need a university degree in early childhood education. It is also very important that you already have your certificate and transcript of records/SET from the university. The provisional certificate is also okay. However, it is very important that you have completed your studies and that you have received all your grades. If you have done internships, work references are desirable.

It is also important that you are motivated and willing to learn. Independence is also important to successfully complete our project.

What do you need to work in Germany?

As an educator in Germany, you need a professional licence through recognition or an exemption permit with the help of a certificate assessment. You can find more information on this under the questions on the topic of recognition.

It is also important to take out health insurance in advance. We will help you with this shortly before you go to Germany.

In which city in Germany can I work?

You can basically work in any city in Germany where we can find clients. At the moment we are placing many nursery nurses in NRW (Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach, Nordkirchen, Bochum), Hesse (Frankfurt am Main, Bad Homburg), Bavaria (Munich), Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart) and Lower Saxony (Braunschweig).

What is it like to work as an educator in Germany?

The way they work in Germany is very different to Spain.

In Germany, there is great respect for the individual rhythm of the child and the needs of the children. Learning is based on free play, movement and independence, and they do not learn letters or numbers until the age of 5. In fact, there are no flashcards.

The children are not forced to do anything and learn to acquire social skills and resolve their social and emotional conflicts with complete independence.

The childcare ratios are also different. In Germany, there are usually between 3 and 5 children under the age of 3 and up to 8 or 10 children between the ages of 3 and 6 for every child carer.

Do I need recognition? If so, how do I get it?

As an educator, you need to be recognised in Germany. We can help you apply for this. There is no standardised procedure here, as recognition works differently in every federal state and there are different authorities that issue it.

Can I get financial support? If so, how?

In principle, it is possible to apply for financial support for relocation and recognition. This process is complex and we can decide together whether we want to go through with it. We will be happy to advise you on this at the appropriate time.

How long does the recognition process take?

Depending on the federal state, recognition takes different lengths of time. As a nursery teacher in NRW, for example, you can usually work directly as a specialist in the daycare centre with a so-called certificate assessment. In Bavaria or Hesse, you will first have to work as a supplementary employee and will then be recognised after a few months and be able to work as a specialist. Once your employer has been determined, we will discuss the process in the respective federal state and start submitting the necessary documents as soon as possible.

If I am recognised, can I work anywhere in Germany?

No, in most cases you can only work in the federal state in which you have applied for recognition/certificate assessment.

Do I have to know German to have the title recognised?

Yes, but in most cases you do not have to present a German certificate immediately to be recognised as an educator. However, this must be presented no later than 6 months after starting work. This means that you will have to take the German exam in Germany if you do not pass it at the end of the German course.