There is a great shortage of staff at several preschools in Umeå.

Umeå municipality will now bring in extra people from, among other things, the leisure administration, to cover up.

- I know that Umeå municipality works hard to find substitutes and to get others within the municipality to show up, says Per Edberg, chief safety representative at the Swedish Teachers' Association for preschools.

"Worried all the time"

He works in the preschool himself and the situation is tough.

- I am worried all the time if I will have time to help the children who need help.

The children with special needs who need to have adults around all the time, how should we help them?

says Per Edberg. 

Many are at home because they are in quarantine for covid-19.

Per Edberg thinks that the new quarantine rules that came during Thursday are ambiguous.

- It is longed for that we get access to healthy adults who can work, but at the same time there is a concern that there may be more people in preschool who become infected.

It does not feel good, says Per Edberg.

In the clip above, you can hear Per Edberg tell more about the staff shortage.