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Armando @armando_bastida

A few days ago, in Alcoy, several political parties met to discuss the possible implementation of a new public nursery in the city.

The debate arose when the PP, ruling party, was positioned against building the new public nursery, it could harm the private.

Alcoy has 11 private centers, four public and one concerted and apparently it is enough, nowadays, to cover the demand for places in the population. The creation of a more public nursery would cause children who are paying for a place in a private nursery to occupy a public square in the new nursery and that "could put at risk 50 jobs" (those of the workers of private nurseries ), according to the spokesman of said political party.

At this point, my question comes in: Is it ethical to reject a public nursery so as not to harm private nurseries? The ideal situation for our children is one that provides more time for coexistence with parents. This makes me struggle and comment often that the most beneficial thing for them would be that the maternal and paternal losses would be extended.

However, the model of our children's upbringing, currently, mostly goes through the use of third parties or nurseries or nursery schools, since the mother returns to work, in theory, at 16 weeks of birth of the baby .

This current model, in which the mother and father work outside the home, makes it necessary to use these centers and the government approved the Educa 3 Plan last year, to provide free education coverage to those parents who want to use public daycare centers and (in theory) favor work and family conciliation.

Given that the number of public nurseries is still very low, and therefore the number of places is, private nurseries are doing the job of offering their services where public ones do not arrive.

There is then, in Spain, a large number of public and private nurseries that are working at par for those parents who need them.

However, I understand that since the government does not do too much to allow parents to raise our children in the early years of their childhood, the ideal situation would be for public centers to exist for all the children of the country's citizens (a situation that probably never get to give, seen the seen).

That is why, although 50 jobs would be in danger, rejecting the creation of a public center seems an insult to the population of Alcoy and, by extension, an insult to all parents who take their children to Private nurseries because they have not been granted a place in a public one.

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