Within the City of Stockholm there is only one kindergarten that is open other hours than office hours. The city is not committed to provide all hours child care by law, and the school minister is of the conviction that child care outside the ordinary hours is something that should be sorted within the family.
Sweden is famous for being generous toward parents in both parental leave and child care. This does not mean that they have been adjusted according to todays needs, where we live in a society open and awake twenty four seven and demanding that all services is as well. We are also more willing to move for work opportunities, which means that our social networks often are elsewhere. These circumstances make the family constellation fragile. Even more so if the family depends on one single parent.
Author: Bryson Svartz, Kelda