Childcare: How the state will better help parents financially

Posted on September 23, 2022 at 17:38Updated on September 23, 2022 at 17:45

The government promises to do more to help parents reconcile work and family life. It is preparing to adopt a series of measures aimed at reducing the cost of childcare and taking better account of the diversity of family situations, on the occasion of the draft Social Security budget for 2023 presented this Monday.

As a sign of the will of the Executive to better adhere to the reality of families, the Government, according to our information, will open the possibility of distributing the aid destined to finance the care of children between separated parents. Parents will no longer have to fend for themselves to share in the assistance paid to them.

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This provision is part of a broader review of aid to help parents pay for childcare (the childcare choice add-on). The objective shown by the Executive -which will allocate 300 million euros to this measure- is that the rest in charge of families is the same whether the child is in a nursery or a nanny.

The objectives of opening nursery places were not reached in the previous five years. Et « aujourd’hui, c’est 60% des enfants qui sont gardés chez les assistantes maternelles, il ya un reste à charge beaucoup plus important », a justifié le minister des Solidarités, Jean-Christophe Combe, dans une interview au journal ” Provence.”

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“For a single woman, for example, who has a child and earns 1,300 euros a month, it is 200 euros that she can save tomorrow if she continues to leave her child with a nanny”, illustrated Jean-Christophe Combe, speaking of a “great , considerable step forward”.

The government announcements are indeed a favorable echo. They “represent a strong signal sent by the government to respond to the difficulties faced by parents,” Julie L’Hotel Delhoume, president of Fepem Île-de-France, reacted in a press release, representing individual employers.

The government will also help single-parent families more, knowing that one child in five lives in a single-parent family and that a third of these families are poor. Financial aid for childcare, normally designed for children under 6 years of age, can be received by single parents until their child is 12 years old, Jean-Christophe Combe announced.

Enough to allow single-parent families to better reconcile professional and family life. Knowing that around 160,000 people would not work because they could not trust their son.

184 euros per month and per child

“Women have to choose between family life and professional life and that is not possible,” said Minister Jean-Christophe Combe. This measure, whose cost is around 500 million euros (taking into account the associated tax credit), represents a new boost for single-parent families.

Already in September, the government announced that the Family Support Allowance (ASF), paid to the parent who is responsible for one or more children and does not receive alimony, will be increased by 50%. This will increase from November 123 to 184 euros per month and per child. All this at a cost of about 850 million euros per year for a full year.

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