Faced with the shortage of nursery educators, the search for solutions

Faced with the shortage of nursery educators, the search for solutions
Faced with the shortage of nursery educators, the search for solutions

Published on May 23, 2024 at 05:40.

“We feel that, for some families, we are just there to monitor the children and make sure they are returned alive at the end of the day, that does not make future educators want to do this job.” Anna*, a nursery educator in Geneva, reports this lack of appreciation for her profession combined with a context of high pressure, with a reduced number of educators per child, causing exhaustion and numerous sick leaves.

A testimony which sheds some light on the reasons for the growing staff shortage of educators (a predominantly female profession) and childhood educators. Pro Enfance, the French-speaking platform for childcare, already communicated several months ago about this “alarming” shortage.

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