Fewer daycare workers per child in Tórshavn

18.02.2021 - 05:49
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Fewer daycare workers per child in Tórshavn
The Pedagogue Union has released figures on staffing ratios in Tórshavn's daycare centres
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The number of children per daycare worker in Tórshavn is on the rise.

 >> SEE ALSO Higher pre-school staffing ratios in Tórshavn

There are currently 8.21 children for each full-time staff member, i.e. pedagogues, care assistants and daycare managers.

Last year, this figure was 7.67, and back in 2017 it was 6.81.

 >> SEE ALSO Tórshavn City Council to review its daycare system

The Pedagogue Union, which has compiled the figures, argues that the increasing figures highlight the need for a legal framework for staffing ratios in daycare centres, including clear provisions on the administration of appropriations for daycare centres.

 

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