Survey still sees staffing problems in daycare centers

Survey still shows staffing problems in day-care centers

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    Every second day-care center lacks skilled workers. This artificially reduces the number of places available in the facilities, complains the joint general association.

    Berlin.

    According to a survey, many daycare centers in Germany are still struggling with staff shortages. In a survey published by the Paritätischer Gesamtverband on Monday, around half of the employees of facilities and their sponsors stated that the capacity of their day-care centers cannot be used to the full because there is a lack of skilled workers.

    At the same time, according to the study, a lack of childcare places is perceived. 67 percent of respondents believed that the provision of childcare places should be at the local level is not sufficient. The problem is therefore more urgent in large cities than in small towns and in the countryside.

    A majority of employees (61 percent) is also dissatisfied with the specified staff ratio in the day-care centers and does not believe that the needs of the children can be met with it.

    According to the information given, the interviewees were 61 Employees of day-care centers and their providers between June and August 2021, mainly day-care center managers (84 percent). (dpa)

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