The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is tentative until it secures full-time childcare workers, as there are concerns that it will allow short-time childcare workers to run classes from the new year in order to eliminate waiting-list children. We have notified local governments nationwide to take measures.
The state requires one full-time childcare worker to be assigned to each class in the nursery school to keep an eye on the child.
However, in order to eliminate waiting-list children waiting for the vacancy of the nursery school, only the local governments that cannot secure a saucer due to the shortage of nursery teachers are allowed to run the class with two nursery teachers who work shorter hours from the new year.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, as a general rule, childcare workers who work short hours work less than 6 hours a day or work days less than 20 days a month.
Regarding this, there are voices from nursery teachers and parents who are concerned that the quality of childcare may deteriorate.
In response to these voices, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare notified local governments nationwide about the operation of running classes with only short-time childcare workers.
In this, we are requesting that we take temporary measures until we secure full-time childcare workers and confirm whether we are working to secure human resources, such as recruiting full-time childcare workers.
He also said that it is not appropriate to assign different daycare workers to keep the child's mind stable, and that the class guidance plan should be shared throughout the daycare center so as not to reduce the quality of childcare. is.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare says, "I want you to assign a childcare worker who works shorter hours on the premise of maintaining a high-quality childcare environment where children can grow with peace of mind."