The working conditions in nursery (Kita) are precarious, say experts (we reported on the emergencies in day-care centres). Also with them?
Yes. It is an exhausting work, it is busy from early until late with the kids and the parents. The wages are low and you only have four weeks of holidays.
How low wages are?
We adhere to the minimum conditions. Internships are paid 4.40 francs per hour. A trained and qualified person's care, is worthy of between 4200 and 4400 francs, as an Educator without leadership tasks. I myself have paid to me during the first five years of no wages at all, today I earn 1200 Swiss francs per month, as a trained educator, and owner of four Cribs.
critics say the care of the key, the ratio of children to carers will not often adhered to.
We can do this thanks to our four locations. If a caregiver fails to step in, and another if it has in any other daycare with fewer children than planned.However, this is associated with effort and hustle and bustle. If the constant Rotating is good for the children and employees, is the other question.
you adhere to the care keys?
Yes. Nevertheless, there are sometimes difficulties. As a caregiver was for 45 minutes alone with the children, she had just received the Swiss Federal certificate of Capacity in specialist care. This was a bottleneck and just allowed. But it led to a complaint to the Canton, which is now in the district Council pending.
A Trainer from the Marie-Meierhofer-Institut will hear your students say things like: Yesterday I was the whole morning alone with the children.
The question is: What do you mean, alone? If an Intern or learner is with four children in a room, and with them paints, with the door open, and the skilled person in the hearing and the range is, then do that.
If, however, the specialist must woman urgently to the outside?
Then you must be on the phone or to Call in via an open window or door. But actually it is not. The Cribs-guidelines. It must be a learned professional in the group. Incidentally, it is shocking how little have read, the employees of the guidelines. These are apparently not an issue. But with two clicks on the Website of the Canton.
the guidelines will not be read Why?
I can only speculate: You don't want the employees to know the rules exactly, and crams prefer.
see also: Cribs Are good or bad for children?
for the First time, have studied the Swiss researchers, such as small children in the nursery and at home develop. These are the results.
Some politicians with the statutory requirements for day care centers want to reduce or abolish it. In Zurich, for instance, the cantonal Parliament has transferred a corresponding advance of the SVP, FDP and CVP. Would deregulation help?
no, certainly not. The minimum requirements are not the Problem. We are not able to they fall under, that would be inhumane. Today are required per group of eleven children and two caregivers. With the new children and youth welfare act, a group may include twelve children. However, two caregivers for a group, possibly with babies – how are we supposed to do? The pressure on the employees is still sinking to rise, the turnover increase, the quality, even more caregivers will want to change the profession. Also, the parents will make, possibly, pressure on the tariffs, because we need Yes theoretically less staff for the same number of children.
How do you imagine this work?
We'll never get to rest. I'm going to do something with children and that other children don't need me also, that I am in the situation, their needs at the same time comply with it. We go out with twelve children. The infant must be directed to the Romper, the children will need help putting it on, the children have to cars, light strips, emergency cell phone, and backpack to. An employee at the nursery to help you clean up a little and prepared, you can't, because otherwise I would be alone with the group. Time for discussions, written Work, Organizational, or even Coaching, it is not practical.
"We'll never get to sleep" – Nicole Hablützel-Ruch about the work in the kindergartens.
No time for Coaching – not for the training of apprentices?
It is difficult. I would like to take all the apprentices once a week, a half day, in order to deepen topics. But then a caregiver is, and someone needs to step in.
"You mean, the childcare was just a bit of Play. But it is very demanding."
What would be the ideal care keys?
Five of a Caregiver per group would allow us to accompany children and staff and to encourage. By law, two are required, and we are planning to do with three, to be emergency prepared.
Five coaches per group – could you cope financially?
Our staff of eight would cost triple. No, we could not.
And if it is, would be solved the problems?
no, because the training is another Problem. First of all, I would have to get the well-trained employees once. Although there are efforts to improve the internships and to facilitate access to the teaching. Both of which I welcome. But I doubt that the Swiss Federal certificate of competence specialist care, which was introduced in 2006, meets the requirements of a Ausbildners and group leader. The three-year doctrine, not the width and depth of a higher educational training, such as infant educator HF or a course of study at the pedagogical University. It assumes that childcare was easy, Play a little bit. But it is very demanding. The level of training must be higher.
If you could have: What would change now?
Each day-care centre staff would have meetings one day per week of time for training, reflection, preparation, Coaching, Supervision and team.
The Association of child care Switzerland is demanding that the state funded nursery schools. What do you think?
I refused a long time to agree. Because I don't want the small child care is already nationalized. I always thought that should be possible. But I have tried so much, I push to my limits. Today I say: It's not different. It is the only solution that the state funded day-care centres.
Created: 07.11.2019, 14:28 PM