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

I would have thought most sizable cities had 24-hour daycare. We used to have one in my small town, but it was closed down for various violations -like they all are eventually here. No one around here can afford to leave kids at a top-notch daycare.
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There are a few in my town and I'm surprised there aren't more. When we used day care, we used a 24-hour operation because I had one shift a week that ended at 8 PM. And the only daycare businesses were either 24-hour facilities or ones that closed at 6 PM every day.
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Not the case john, Especially not in the uk. When I tried to return to work from maternity leave, I was told There was no day job for me and I would have to work nights. When I explained there are no night care facilities, I was told the baby should be ok left on his own so long as i fed him before i came to work, So you see, There is no need for childcare, It's all just a moneyspinner! Babies are born with the ability to care for themselves, They are just duping us.
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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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