The program is co-financed by the NSRF and is expected to free women from the dilemma "career or family".
The implementation of the pilot program is expected to begin in the autumn "Neighborhood Nanny", to be implemented by the ministry Labor and Social Affairs to support them women who want to have a child and do not want to interrupt their professional career, as stressed by the Deputy Minister of Labor Maria Syregela, responsible for Demographic Policy and the Family.
particularly, working parents, single parents and / or foster parents, will receive financial support for babysitting, aged from six months to two and a half years, or inside their home, or at the home of one of the certified educators - caregivers. As the ministry clarifies, Certified educators will register for a platform and parents will choose from there the educator who will take care of their baby.
According to Ms.. Συρεγγέλα, "With these measures we support women who want to remain in the labor market after having their children or in parallel with their family obligations and strengthen women's employment". The pilot application of the program, which will be co - financed by NSRF, will start in the fall in some municipalities of the country, while the 2022 will be universally applied in the territory.
At the same time, the Ministry of Labor promotes the creation of babysitting facilities within large companies. This is a program that is expected to give "breath" to thousands of families, freeing women from the "career or family" dilemma.
"It simply came to our notice then, is to encourage women to re-enter the labor market after the birth of their children and to facilitate new parents. The goal of the program is the access of parents to quality care services within the companies in which they work, so that they can be close to their children and reduce the time they lose while moving to and from their childcare area, when he is away from their job, while mothers are also given the opportunity to extend the breastfeeding period of the baby, if they wish, "the Undersecretary points out.