Sweden’s child care model
The Swedish childcare model is characterized by flexible use of paid parental leave entitlements, parental entitlements to reduced working hours, high quality children’s healthcare services for all citizens, as well as affordable childcare services that encompass pre-school and out-of-school hours care in Sweden.
While the Swedish childcare model is not directly exportable, it is highly effective. This makes it a highly interesting study subject for those interested in improving the quality of their childcare and children’s healthcare services.
Two features of childcare in Sweden are:
This study tour typically focuses on different aspects of the child care and welfare in Sweden. Aspects ranging from policy making, management and administration of child care services — at all levels of Sweden’s social welfare system — can be studied. Explore various aspects of the study tour below.
Managers, teachers, health care professionals, childcare organizations with full or partial responsibility for childcare services. Typically:
These vary and are adapted to client interests, demands and priorities. However, typical subject areas include:
It aims at giving the participants an understanding of how child care are organized and managed in Sweden. It will demonstrate the Swedish child care experience with the development of social services policy and its implementation issues and challenges at all levels of social system. It is meant to provide basics facts about the Swedish model as well as give inspiration to participants who can make their own reflections.
These vary and are adapted to client interests, demands and priorities. However, typical tours include meetings and visits held at the most relevant institutions providing child care services.