Navigation path

Innovative childcare


The Czech Republic is supporting more diverse childcare provision to help working parents

The ESF is supporting working parents in the Czech Republic who have difficulties finding a place for their children at overcrowded state nursery schools and who cannot afford a private one. ‘Children groups’ are being set up, often by employers directly at the workplace, so as to help working parents save time in the mornings and have a chance to visit their kids throughout the day. The key driving force behind the initiative is to ensure a smooth and timely transfer from maternity leave back to a job. Groups comprise seven to 24 children and care providers can be employers, schools, local administrations and non-profit organisations. External providers of childcare are excluded from participating to ensure that new jobs are created.