At the beginning of the year, we gathered in the Förskoleupproret approximately 1600 to the testimony during the hastaggen #pressatläge from, in essence, a preschool teacher and nanny. These stories indicate a huge workload which is based, inter alia, in the lack of personnel, and for large groups of children.
The moderate proposals on the qualifying day for vabbande guardians and the reduction of parental leave to 12 months would have major consequences for us if the work in the kindergarten:
We can already see that some guardians have financial difficulties to be the home for the care of children.
Our knowledge and experience tells us that in the place to let the kids rest up at home will guardians have more kids sick to school. This means in other words that contagions spread and more children will become ill. The cost of vabbande will increase instead of the desired, reduce. In the long term, even in ill-health among children increase as they do not get the recovery that their brains and little bodies so desperately need.
Based on the evidence in #pressatläge we have concluded that we will have an increased sickness absence among the staff but also a greater 'presenteeism' then they will not be able to afford to be at home because of the qualifying day. Further, tell us the stories that the risk is great that even long-term sickness will escalate to the staff at the end, not bothered. A preschool teacher is one of the groups that are in the top in the statistics on long-term sick leave. In addition to providing our colleagues an enormous long-term suffering, mental ill health costs society billions.
Generosity is on the grounds that it has taken into account the needs of the child in the youngest ages. So why should the parental remain generous. But if we still assume that every one-year-olds would start preschool and are kindergarten with the ”increased tax revenues from increased employment,” so there remains a huge national problem: there are not a sufficient number of trained preschool teachers or nursery nurses.
Our questions to the debaters is: How do you see the risks associated with increased 'presenteeism', both among the children of pre-school teachers and the nanny? How do you solve the shortage of human resources in connection with the expansion of the nursery?