Federal Minister for family Affairs Franziska Giffey has said the countries in around EUR 300 million, in order to gain more skilled workers for day-care centres. “The new training year in the summer of 2019 we are set until 2022, around 300 million euros as a stimulus for the countries,” said the SPD-politician in the Newspapers of the Funke media group.

The money is to be used, according to the report, among other things, to remunerate the educator training in the future. Currently, the first two years of Training will not be paid in the educator profession, which take place in a specialised school.

“There is interest in this profession, but for many he is not attractive enough,” said Giffey. “As long as we achieve better pay and recognition should change nothing.”

In Germany, there is a devastating daycare lack of space. According to a study by the Institute of German economy (IW) in Cologne, around 270,000 childcare places for under three-year absence-of-date. The care-a-key in some of the länder also very low.

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The spark-Newspapers quote from a recent forecasting study commissioned by the Federal Ministry for family Affairs, by the year 2025 in German day-care centres 191.000 lack of skilled workers by 2030, be it 199.000. According to the study, and the introduction of a training allowance 50,000 additional graduates for an educator training to win.

Giffey said: “If we want to improve the quality of the daycare centers sustainably and the growing demand of day care places to make sure, then we urgently need more well-qualified educators.”


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