Sweden Has Night Nurseries

Working parents rely on daycare facilities to take care of their children when they work during the day, but what happens if your job is at night?

Not a problem in Sweden, where they have night nurseries:

"At first it was very hard to take my kids to sleep somewhere else and my heart was aching," says mother Maria Klytseroff, 39, a part-time care assistant for people with learning difficulties.

Her children spend about two or three nights a week at one of the preschools, which is more like a homely apartment than an education centre.

"I am a single mum and I wanted to go back to my job, which is at night," explains Maria.

"The children soon got used to it, they have friends and they adore the workers who look after them." [...]

The toddlers arrive in time to eat dinner, clean their teeth and then enjoy a bedtime story with a member of staff.

But not everyone is sold on the idea. Read more over at the BBC: Link

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I had to leave and find another job, Even though, By law, They were required to offer me my old hours back. Employers in the uk hate women who have the audacity to go off on maternity leave and then try to return to their old job, One way around this is to make the woman's life hell by offering unsuitable hours, Childcare is so epensive in the uk that they know the woman will just go somewhere else., God knows why it is so expensive as it is a minimum wage job . They know they are in the wrong but very rarely will someone win a case against them in court so they have us over a barrel.
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I work for a pre-school/daycare that operates 24 hours. The main daycare operates between 8 am and 11:30 pm, the secondary daycare, located next door, is for children who stay overnight.
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Honestly, that's how I lost my last radio job.
"Your new shift requires you to be here at 5AM."
"I can't do that! I have schoolchildren."
"You filled in that shift before"
"That was before my husband died."
"Too bad. Bye."
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