Thank you very much for finding us a place at this daycare, that was the most stressfull part of the relocation 😉
Claire Herbe, August 2016
Would be deligted to recommend to all of you in need for professional help in the guidance of exploring and finding a daycare/school for your little once – Young Expat Services. Their proffesional atitude and care not only will direct you to your right choise, but also you will feel secure in their work and decisions.
We are very glad that Young Expat Services was our support in our child life decisions and we highly recommend them to anyone with positive experience guaranted.
Biljana and Orce Dimitrovski (jan. 2016)
YES has relocated over 100 families for Booking.com. They accompanied our new employees & their families from A-Z in finding (local) schools, guided them through the Dutch School System and helped them in the first weeks of settlement in the Netherlands by giving Dutch lessons. This service increases the chances of success of the move. Young Expat School gives a personal touch to their service and puts the children in the first place and makes sure the family gets a “soft landing”.
Vera Hoffman Global Mobility Manager Booking.com (December 2015)
Moving to another country with your family is a big thing. And so is moving back home after living abroad in several countries for almost 10 years. You suddenly realize how much has changed in your own country. What schools to choose from, how to help your children settle in and getting accustomed to speaking their native language again? When moving abroad there is often good support but what about coming back to your home country? Having Eline to support us in finding the right schools for our children was therefore a great help for us. First we had a phone call where I could share all my questions and concerns. Because Eline went through the same experience with her family a few years ago she was able to share many helpful tips and give an honest and realistic picture of what to expect. After our initial chat I felt a lot more at ease and prepared. I asked Eline to help me find a school that would best fit our kids. Eline has a really large network which she uses to get information about schools directly from other parents. For our family she made a program to visit 6 primary schools in the area where we planned to live. It was really great to have Eline join me during the interviews with the head masters of the different schools. We could complement each other and her very open and professional attitude made these visits very pleasant and insightful. Based on this we were really well prepared to make a decision and select the best school for our children. Since our move half a year ago now, we all settled in quite well. Of course the kids have to work extra hard, are following extra Dutch lessons and are sometime missing the international school, but I can say that with the support from Eline we definitely made the right decision. I would highly recommend her service!!
Tanja Kamp-van der Krogt (december 2015)
Mrs Hausel is some kind of a very talented and good teacher. As we moved to Netherlands, we had troubles with the language. Moreover, we went to a school where it is difficult to study at even for some Dutch people Mrs Ellen helped us a lot. She tries to get acquainted with the kids right away, she talks not about the lessons but also about stuff in general. Mts Ellen always gives correction when you talk if you are not quite correct grammatically. She has a lot of advice and different games aiding the language learning, tables, etc. She was teaching us for three months, but the results started to show up immediately. Mrs Ellen always helped us to do our homework and get prepared for the tests. This is why for one particular presentation and one test we got the best scores in the class. As a result, our final marks for the semester were higher that of some classmates who are the native speakers! Also, the book presentation that she helped me to prepare was a great success not only with our teacher but also our classmates. Also, she knows English well which is a big advantage for the parents who do not speak Dutch. She talks to the teachers in school and can help not only with Dutch but with biology and geography as well! Mrs Eline is a very pleasant woman, can talk about whereabouts, bring you fun, in short, she is very pleasant to deal with. You will not be mistaking if you choose here as a private teacher for your kid!
Nasya and Dasha, 14 years (December 2015)
Working with Anita was a pleasure. Her clear explanation about the Dutch system was very helpful. She helped us find a good school and with her guidance we found our way to get him into the Dutch immersion class. But also for our 3-year-old daughter her help was much appreciated. She found a pre-school in a short time and was supportive in the VVE indication process. I can highly recommend here when you are moving to the Netherlands. Professional and quickly the information that you need with a understanding of all insecurities you can have moving to a new country.
Marie-Jose La Riviere (November 2015)
Working with Eline and Anita was very refreshing in a crucial time for us. They were able to lift so much of the burden of the “unknown” shortly after we arrived in Netherlands. We were at an impasse with a decision on my child’s admission and if it were not for the knowledge, quick thinking and fast interaction with these ladies, we would have considered moving away. They made us feel like it wasn’t just a service to them but something personal and they treated us as such making us feel really special. Their diligence and going the extra mile leads me to highly recommend them. In fact, 6 months later and I’m still recommending them to anyone that I feel could use their services and I will continue to be an advocate of theirs.
Asia Hendrick December 2015
About the school search, I can say that your help was essencial to help us making the right decisions regarding our children’s education.
We didn’t know where to begin as we had just arrived in the Netherlands and didn’t speak dutch, but not only you showed us the best school options for our kids but also arranged meetings with the schools’ directors and came with us to visit the schools. Because of all your support and expertise the process of choosing a new school in Amsterdam for our children was much less complicated that I could have ever imagined. Thank you!
Heloísa Amsterdam, 2015
We also like how our child learns new words, from what we can see it goes very fast.
From time to time in the morning he asks us if Elisabeth will come :)!
Andrew Tokarev November 2015
Thank you very much for your time and the dedication you shown teaching our kids. Your attitude deserves the highest praise! Our kids had one more reason to go to school on the days you would be there on – as opposed to the other reasons they come up with every day not to go there.
It was a pleasure and valuable experience alike reading your feedbacks-reports.
Vadym Kyrylyuk September 2015
We want to thank you for the great job you did with Giusy. Each lesson was a funny and interesting experiment and Giusy had a lot of fun learning new words. We appreciated a lot your creativity in teaching this new language using different methods and stimulus. I can remember when our floor was full of small animals to teach Giusy their name or when you cooked together lekker chocolate muffins. Giusy told me also that she was very happy when you went together to the supermarket or when you went by bike around Hilversum. Again many thanks for your professional and smart style to teach this new language because Giusy learnt a lot without thinking that it was a lesson but a funny moment to experiment new situations, new aspects in this new life here in Netherlands.
Ornella Pasquale & Giusy April 2015
Eline and her team were of incredible help with our relocation from the US – their support started while we were in the US and needed to make the decision to move to the Netherlands and it is still ongoing (we are now already 2 month in Amsterdam). We have kids in both primary and secondary school with some very specific learning needs – the team helped us understand the details of the Dutch school system, provided specific advise on what schools to consider and supported us with the decision making. We still enjoy the Dutch lessons provided by Young Expat Services and our kids are looking forward to it every week – Elisabeth does magic in engaging the kids and teaching them the language in a fun way after a long day at school. I can only recommend to engage with the Young Expat Services team if you consider moving to the Netherlands.
Judith Yaaqoubi February 2015
Being a teacher, school was one of my main concerns when we relocated. Before the trip, Anita already got in contact with us via Skype and we talked about many important issues regarding playgroups and schools. I had done an active research on the Internet, but not being able to speak Dutch, her help was invaluable. Our daughter was already three so there weren’t that many options available for us when we enroled her. However, Anita helped us explore all of them and we visited four schools in one day! It was exhausting but worthwhile! I really appreciate the way she guided and advised us. She reminded us of questions we should ask at schools and made the experience comforting and reassuring, which help us make a decision we are very satisfied with.
Maria, September 2014
Het Expatkamp, voor mij als ouder de ideale manier om de Nederlandse taal net even die extra boost te geven zonder dat ik mijn kind hoef te vertellen dat ze alweer naar school moet. Sport en spel in combinatie met het vrijheidsgevoel wat zo moeilijk is na te bootsen in het buitenland. Op de fiets naar de Larense hockeyclub, kamperen in het bos, poffertjes bakken en ook nog Nederlands leren en dat alles met andere kinderen uit het buitenland. Een wereldervaring in Nederland waar mijn dochter na afloop al gelijk riep: “mag ik volgend jaar weer”.
Lorissa Salomons 2013, Istanbul
Posted on Facebook
A happy and sad day for Tilly – her last Dutch lesson with the lovely Eline Hausel who has helped my daughter grow in confidence over the last 9 months, settle into school and our new life here. Many thanks Eline, Tilly (and I) will miss you x
Sarah Pendrick March 2014
Eline was an invaluable resource to us and our daughter during her first months of entry into the Dutch public school system. Our daughter immediately trusted Eline, who provided guidance, encouragement, and instruction in not only the Dutch language but the culture and customs of a primary school classroom in The Netherlands. This extra bit of help went a long way to making our daughter feel at first comfortable, and ultimately eager and excited about going to school. Our daughter always looked forward to “Eline Day”! Furthermore, Eline’s frequent communication about the sessions and our daughter’s progress were very reassuring for us as a parents. We highly recommend Eline’s services to any expat who is placing a child into the Dutch school system.
Karl & Leah Wachter April 2014
Being an expat adds so much positive and sometimes negative stress at the beginning that sometimes it can be hard to handle everything on your own. And it is even more challenging for kids. When life changes just in one day and you’re put in terms where you should adapt quickly it is essential to have somebody who can answer all your questions, give a good advice conduct and support. Moreover “you never have a second chance to make a first impression”, so we’re so happy that Eline and Elisabeth from Young Expat School made an excellent introduction to a Dutch school system, helped to choose the school, taught some tricks of how to make it easier for our kids, i.e. made an excellent impression of the country and its nice people.
As a parent I was fascinated by the educational approach and ability to grab kids attention in no time. My son is always so exited about the language classes with Elisabeth! She has won his heart definitely. You’ll never question professionalism because with Elisabeth you feel and know for sure that its not just a job but true affection to kids.
And I’m very grateful to Eline for helping us to find a very nice school and arranging everything, for all that support and information given beyond my expectations.
Valery Rudenchenko May 2014