Saturday, September 23, 2023

There is no room in Madrid’s nursery school for 10,000 children

total of 10,000 children aged 0 to 3 are deprived of their public space in municipal nursery schools for the academic year 2023-2024. And it is that due to a “technical problem”, the provisional list of those recruited and not recruited by the Madrid City Council has been published a week later than expected and just a day after the revalidation of José Luis Almeida as President.

There are 3,076 general places and 1,002 places for special needs of the vacant places for the next course of the first stage of infants. 13,225 for general and 158 for special needs have been received, so the total 10,006 children remain on the waiting list, 2,000 more children than those without last school year,

family reunion without space

Now the families who have not found a place in this provisional list will have a period of 3 days to file a claim, After that we have to wait until June 21, which is when the Madrid City Council will publish the final list.

If a family is among the 10,000 children who do not have a place after the publication of the definitive list, what can these parents do to combine their work life with family life? If they do not have a family member to take responsibility for the child, the parent may not be able to work or, as a last resort, will have to pay for a place. private nursery school cost around minimum 400 euro per month,

Families who do not get a fixed spot can request Child Scholarship in which a monthly stipend goes from 100 to 350 euros, according to the income that the family unit makes to allocate it to pay for a private nursery school. It is estimated that 2,227 families will be able to benefit from this assistance in this next academic year, as compared to 1,442 scholarships approved last year.

12.7% increase in school canteens in Madrid

Speaking of schooling and reconciliation, the CCOO Madrid has condemned an increase of 12.7% Parents will have to accept in the next course school canteens, whose menu goes from 4.88 to 5.50 euros. “This increase translates into a substantial additional monthly expenditure by households of approximately Rs.12.40 per son/daughter, which means €110 dining room expenses per month And, therefore, a total of €1,000 per year, an unaffordable price for thousands of families”, denounced Isabel Galvín, secretary general of the union’s education federation.

This increase would have been the result of a new agreement between the government of Isabel Díaz Ayuso and the supplier companies, preparations for which have been underway since last November. For CCOO, this increase “condemn the boycott of this fundamental service to the thousands of boys and girls who have been added to the hundreds of thousands already excluded”.

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