#SICmonoparentals Anne Karine Stocchetti presents Gepetto by Optimomes
Anne-Karine STOCCHETTIFounding DirectorLe mieux pour les mômes !GEPETTO’s presentationBarcelona – 14 mai 2013The best for kids !
Who take care of children when their parentswork early in the morning,late in the evening,weekends and holidays ?14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
• In France, 2.4 million children less than 13 yearshave parents who work with irregular schedule.• Sectors concerned :Hospitals, transport (trains, planes, buses),communications, post, call centers,supermarkets, food factories, servicejobs, hotels, restaurants,...The list is long...14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/OptimômesWho is concerned ?
• Parents who accumulate :- Low skill,- Low salary,- Part-time work contracts,- Fixed-term contracts,- Single parenthood• Note : 90% of single-parent families are headed by awoman.14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/OptimômesWho are the parents-workers the most fragilein France ?
Ten years ago, in France, Gepetto is born :Home-childcare-system for parents who work in« irregular schedule ».14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
Garde d’Enfants Pour l’Equilibre du Tempsprofessionnel, du Temps familial et son Organisation« How it works ? »(Childcare for the balance of working time, family time and its organization)
To answer :• To irregular schedule,• To a business trip,• To a training course,• To a failure of the usual childcare,• In expectation of a place in a childcare structure• To a quick taking up of a position (for example :temporary job)14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
GEPETTO intervenes…At children’s homeFor children until 13 years oldTo take charge of all the sibshipOn picking children up or on taking them backAll the week, days and nightsWith qualified personnelBy a service affordable for everybody (billed according theincomes)In complementary with the existing childcare offers(nurseries, individual nursery assistant, schools, after schoolcare, recreation centers) : Notion of missing link !14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
Human Resources of GEPETTO• Stable employment (open-ended contract)• A graduate staff :- Early Childhood Educators (in French : “Éducateur Jeunes Enfants”)- Childcare Assistants (in French : “Auxiliaire de puériculture”)- Vocational Training Qualification in Early Childhood (inFrench : “CAP Petite Enfance”) holders.• Paid team meetings• A strong professional identity built around thesense of belonging to a educative team.14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
GEPETTO’s issues• The childTo defend the right to childhood,To promote equality between children,To respect the biorhythms (sleep, meals ...).• The workTo remove a brake on working for parents,To better connect family life and professional life,To create quality jobs for GEPETTO’s employees,To promote women/men’s equal opportunities in employment.14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
The procedure1 - An agreement is signed with :- The ”Family Allowances Fund” (in French : CAF)- The town Council (through the “Childhood-YouthContract”, “Contrat Enfance-Jeunesse” in French)- The companies (via the ”Family Tax Credit” or “CréditImpôt Famille” in French)14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
The procedure (continuation)2- The criteria of access are defined by :- The geographical limits (areas, ...)- The family situation (single parent, ...)- The level of incomes- The professional situation (kind of job, ...)- The age of the children14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
The procedure (continuation)3 - Organization of the service :- Families call each Thursday to give their schedules fornext week.- Building of the planning and confirmation to the families.- Transmission to the teams by e-mail.- The professional calls back the family the day before eachintervention.- He comes on time, smiling (even at 5 a.m. !)…with an educative case, filled of games ...14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
This system has been called “Home Relays”by the “National Family Allowances Fund”(“CNAF” in French) in 2004.For a few months, the “National Family AllowancesFund” tests out this system with the name of“Specific Care”with the same financing as the nurseries.14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/OptimômesToday, GEPETTO is expanding by connecting to nurseries
A global answer During the day, the nursery called"The Tinies" takes children until 3 years old. Sooner or later, weekends orholidays, "Gepetto" take over from the nursery (foryoungest) and the school (for oldest).14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
A global, clear and simple offerproposed to cities and companies Yearly reservation of some childcare places inthe nursery (during the day).+ Yearly reservation of some hours of interventionat home (early morning, late at night, weekendsand holidays).14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
A connection also suggested to GEPETTO’semployees They can work in the nursery during the lunchtimes, the activities and the educative outings. It reinforces the educative consistency betweenthe collective domain and the private sphere.14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômes
Today this educative network is present in several cities in France :- Vannes (56),- Lorient (56),- Rennes (35),- Villeurbanne-Charpennes (69),- Villeurbanne-LeTonkin (69),- Lyon (69),And more are planned…14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/OptimômesIn all it’s :- 180 children whoare taken care bythe nurseries.- 10 000 hours ofintervention athome.
Thank you for your attention !14 mai 2013 / Barcelona/Optimômeswww.optimomes.orgTel :+ 33 (0)6 61 10 41 50Anne-Karine STOCCHETTIakstoc@optimomes.org