Danish toddlers are obliged to babysitting / child services

COPENHAGEN – the Danish-deprived areas childcare after the first year of life is mandatory. The main opposition party, voted on Monday in a proposal of the centre-right government.

Not the children from the story.

According to that plan, an estimated 700 young children, with effect from 2019 at least 25 hours per week to the nursery school with their development as early as possible, to stimulate.

The parents do not have to pay, refuse can lead to the reduction in child benefit.


The measure is part of a comprehensive program that the Danish government is trying to prevent a new generation of underprivileged creates in certain areas, referred to as ghettos. Thereof, 22 were selected on the basis of unemployment rates, convictions for criminal offences and the number of migrants that reside there.

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