Can we hand over young children to unskilled workers so that they can be guaranteed a place in a crche? The question has been simmering in the early childhood sector since the announcement on July 10 by the brand new Minister of Solidarity, Jean-Christophe Combe, before the Sector Committee responsible for thinking about training professionals.
Faced with a sector hit by the recent death of an 11-month-old child poisoned by an employee in a micro-crche, the minister raised a thorny issue: the use of incompetent workers. He noted that a draft decree was written to regulate the appointment, but some saw it as an attempt to deregulate. “This trial is unfair because it, by contrast, protects already existing practices”, Protects those around him.
Graduation and discount ratio
What is it about? Over the years, the early childhood sector has been facing a shortage of staff. There aren’t enough childminders, “nannies” who look after the kids at home, there’s not even enough cr্রেche space, partly due to a lack of staff. Faced with this observation, the parade that Nadine Morano found in her time included juggling qualified staff (child care assistants, young child educators, etc.) and certified staff, early childhood CAP holders. The ratio is now 60-40%.
But recruitment complications remain. Also, according to the ministry, over time, the Maternal and Child Protection Services (PMI), which oversees cr কches, has multiplied the humiliation of allowing people without CAPs to be recruited during their childhood. According to the controversial draft decree government, things are supposed to be disciplined.
Specifically, the non-specific version of the text states that, “In the context of proven local shortages”, Unqualified people can be recruited and then trained in crche. “In institutions with less than 60 children, two in large crches, only one can be employed in this way, Specifies the ministerial team. In addition, these people cannot be alone with a baby during the first 120 hours of their training. A
A common stopgap
Will you reassure the sector? Not frankly. Elizabeth Leithier, president of the Sector Committee, acknowledges this: It is a last resort. “The shortcoming was that we had three solutions: either we stayed that way, and we limited the time of the crunch; Either we multiplied the humiliation with the risk of slippage that included it; Or we open up the possibility of employees qualifying, supervising their arrival and providing them with 160 hours of training. This is what we chose to do. A
Many professionals go further and condemn the leveling of skills. This is to express views, for example, the National Federation of Early Childhood Educators (Fnepe): “We are not opposed to hiring different profiles in principle, but they still need to be funded for a practical training and it should not be handed over to teams that are already overloaded”, Julie Marty-Pichon says spokespersons.
In 2018 the ghost of the controversy sparked by Marilyn Schippa is revived. That year, the then-Secretary of State for Equality between Women and Men proposed that mothers could verify their acquired experience to work in a crche, causing a stir. “Similarly, again, we forget that this is a real work.” Julie Marty-Pichon continued.
Lack of space in primary training
The same reluctance towards the National Union of Family Associations (UNF). According to him, the draft text addresses the problem from the wrong side. “Shortage of professionals due to lack of space in primary training, Patricia Human argues, coordinator of the Department of Education and Early Childhood. Over the years, regions that specialize in this field have underestimated demand. Thus, National Education estimates that there are 9,000 candidates for the Early Childhood Cap for 1,000 seats each year. Same thing for child care assistants or young children educators. This is what needs to be addressed first. A