With the health crisis, the staff of nurseries and other childcare centers are still experiencing difficult situations. Next week, the non-profit organization “Promemploi” and its partners will organize “4 days of meetings for early childhood professionals in the Province of Luxembourg”. The opportunity to take the pulse of the sector which has found itself on the front line since the start of the pandemic. Sylvie Lefèvre, Director of the non-profit association “Promemploi”: “Today we can say that the sector is exhausted but it is still loyal to the post. Since the start of the pandemic, childcare facilities and free-time reception operators: extra-care school, we really prefer that this term be used and that we no longer talk about daycare because it makes everyone’s hair stand on end. This area has been on the bridge all the time. It has been abused, especially , by being called to the rescue when schools shut down overnight. But he has remained steadfast in serving children and families. However, we are facing a labor shortage. Hospitality trades should be declared in short supply by Forem because recruitments are really very difficult “.
Competition from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
What characterizes childcare in the province is a very wide disparity of situations, in terms of offers and places occupied in the municipalities, but the situation is the same everywhere. The proximity to Luxembourg and its high salaries make the situation complicated. The Grand Duchy, which has also created reception voucher services which allow cross-border workers to register their child on the other side of the border with certain consequences.“We have observed unsubscribes or children who have left their host environment to be welcomed in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, specifies Sylvie Lefèvre. “This leads to closures mainly with independent caregivers and children’s homes “.
Welcoming people with a disability
The “4 days for childcare” will, among other things, take stock of a European project which aims to better include people with disabilities in childcare facilities. ” The objective of this European project was to provide additional resources in the field by organizing, for example, study trips, specifies Sylvie Lefèvre. ” As part of this project, we defined teams in Lille, Lyon, Lausanne and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to see how, in these contexts a little different from ours, we worked on inclusion, what resources were being used. available and how the teams proceeded. It is all this wealth that we are going to share “.
An exchange platform
The “4 days for childcare” is also an update on a project for an exchange platform to better prepare future childcare providers.“When you listen to the professionals in the field, you often hear” I took on a trainee but he is not well prepared and he does not really know what it is to work in a host environment “, Sylvie Lefèvre pursuit. “From then on, we were told why not reinforce the possibilities of getting to know each other, to understand each other and to build together upstream. So, we have built places of exchange between the trainers, the teachers and the staff of the workplaces. reception to get to know each other better and better prepare future professionals who will take up their duties in the field of reception “.
“Childhood gold digger” is the name of an exhibition to see from December 4 to 9 at the Bastogne cultural center.The designer went to find images of children in the posture of creation in a variety of countries around the world. This allows us to see how the creativity of children is expressed in different contexts. This exhibition is aimed at adults and children from 3 years old and is interactive through a post-it system. More details on the program on the “Promemploi” website