Nearly two thirds of children under 13 benefit from extra-family care in Switzerland – rts.ch

Nearly two thirds of children under 13 benefit from extra-family care in Switzerland – rts.ch
Nearly two thirds of children under 13 benefit from extra-family care in Switzerland – rts.ch

Nearly two thirds (62%) of children under 13 benefit from extra-family care in Switzerland. Parents mainly rely on nurseries and after-school care (36%) as well as grandparents (28%).

In 2022, parents most often turned to daycare centers (37%) and grandparents (35%) to look after their children under 4 years old, the Federal Statistical Office said on Monday ( OFS).

Children aged 4 to 12, for their part, primarily attended nurseries and after-school care facilities, such as full-time schools or daycares (36%). A quarter of children in this age group were looked after by their grandparents (24%).

The proportion of children entrusted to extra-family care increases with household income: in 2022, it was twice as high (80%) in the highest income class as in the lowest class (41%).

In addition, 60% of children from the wealthiest households attended a crèche or after-school care facility. In the worst-off households, the proportion was 24% (1st quintile) and 29% (2nd quintile).

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