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If parents don’t pay, children have to go to the “mole group”

Two-class day care center in Berlin

If parents don’t pay more, the children have to go to the “mole group”

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Sep 17, 2022 at 10:47 am

Great excitement about the care of the dear little ones in Berlin. In the capital, daycare has been free since 2018. Nevertheless, there is a facility in which children are apparently disadvantaged if their parents do not join the association – and shell out up to 700 euros per month for this. This is reported by the “Berliner Zeitung” and the “Bild”. If you don’t pay, your children will not be cared for like everyone else in the “Nanny’s Place” kindergarten, but in an extra group called “The Moles”. Now the Berlin Senate is stepping in because the practice is illegal.

Berlin Senate: “We disapprove of the actions of the carrier”

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Aziz Bozkurt, State Secretary for Youth and Family at the Berlin Senate.

“We disapprove of the actions of the carrier,” said Aziz Bozkurt, State Secretary for Youth and Family at the Berlin Senate. One is in talks with the daycare management about the allegations. The authority made it clear to the day-care center operator that parents should not be obliged to make additional contributions of more than 90 euros. In addition, “the separation of children cannot be tolerated,” the SPD politician continued.

According to newspaper reports, that is exactly what happened. The “moles” group “is for all families who do not want to pay the contributions to the association due to financial hardship,” the newspapers quoted from a letter from the daycare center to the parents.

Disabled child has to be cared for at home due to separation

This upset the parents concerned. “The children are cared for in a connecting room. They have to bring their own food and have no age-appropriate toys,” said a father, according to the “Bild” newspaper. A severely disabled child who now has to be cared for at home is also affected.

State Secretary Bozkurt says: “It is by no means acceptable that a child with a disability can no longer attend the day care center due to the actions of the carrier.” His authority will monitor “that the carrier behaves in accordance with the law.”

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Day care center “Nannys Place” has not yet commented on the allegations

The allegations are currently being investigated. In extreme cases, “Nanny’s Place” could have its operating license revoked. “We will also go this route if necessary. The wearer should be aware of that,” threatens Bozkurt.

The daycare center has not yet commented on the allegations when asked by RTL. (howl)

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