A recent study by the German Economic Institute (IW) revealed on Friday, that Germany lacks 320,000 places for children under 3 years.

As per IW reports, however, since 2014 German municipalities and cities would have expanded the childcare places from 155,000 to 818,000 but still, this increase is far away to reach the growing demand.

The German Economic Institute has revealed that back in 2014, the German childcare plan had required only 190,000 childcare spots for kids under the age of 3 years.

The senior economist for family policy at IW, Geis-Thoene, has told that Germany lacks 320,000 places for childcare places not only due to immigration but the other major reason is the increased birth rate.

Geis-Thoene further revealed that it going to become “more and more normal” that kids in Germany would be sent to childcare places already at the age of one instead of at the age of 3.

The increased demand of childcare centers was especially obvious in the German federal state of Bremen where more than one in five kids had no place in a childcare place, followed by the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia.

A study revealed by the German Bertelsmann Foundation on Thursday said that Germany’s childcare system would also require more than 100,000 trained employees.

Joerg Draeger, the member of Bertelsmann Foundation’s executive board, has made comment on the study that the German law would require “uniform nationwide standards for staff so that child-friendly care and equal working conditions can be implemented everywhere.”

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