Shortage of qualified pedagogues
According to the law on daycare centres, at least 66 percent of daycare centre staff are required to be qualified pedagogues.
There is currently a shortage of 335 pedagogues to fulfil this requirement.
These figures were presented to the Parliamentary welfare committee last week as part of the processing of a bill seeking to train more pedagogues specialising in child daycare.
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The percentage of qualified pedagogues in daycare is on a decline. In 2014, the percentage was 45, compared to 37.8 in 2019. The remaining 62.2 percent of last year’s daycare staff were assistants.
A total of 1,418 people worked in daycare last year, and 5,443 children were registered for daycare.
Daycare centres comprise nurseries, kindergartens and recreation centres for children.
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