Swedish experiences of child care

The text – click here – of a recent presentation at a meeting of the European Network of Cities for the Family by Jonas Himmelstrand of Haro, a Sweidish parental organisation, includes the following – which summarises the presentation well:

The state and society needs to be neutral as to the form of child care arrangements that the family chooses. Otherwise there is a definite risk that the shared responsibility will lead to dominant state control of the child care arrangements, and leaving parents powerless as to choices for their children.

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