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19.03.2020 | Statusmeldung
Canton of Bern, Directorate for Home Affairs and Justice (KJA) – Cantonal Youth Office

Childcare: Information for parents

Dear parents and guardians

According to the media, schools, day care centres and day-family organisations continue to provide care for families who cannot look after their children privately. In the letter we would like to inform you what this means for you.

Do I have to look after my child privately?
If possible, take care of your child privately. Note:

• You have to do without the care of particularly vulnerable persons (1).
• A strong mixing with other children in the private sector is to be dispensed with.
This means that the care should take place as far as possible in the nuclear family and at most in exchange with a few other persons (maximum four to five children in total).

If this is not possible, the care in the daycare / at the day family / in the school is to be chosen.

Who decides whether we need care?

The parents make the decision according to the above points. The offer of support
explicitly applies not only to parents in medical professions.

Attention: In a group, no more than 4-5 children can be cared for together. Can this be
due to the number of children, the day care center must be
and to provide children with absolutely central functions (work in the hospital, etc.) at the moment.
give preference. In such cases, the institutions must increase the capacity as soon as possible
or seek solutions together with other institutions.
In the spirit of solidarity, we assume that the parents who can organise it will take care of the children
also take care of themselves.

Does my daycare have to offer the care?

The daycare centres and day-family organisations must continue to provide care for parents who have
cannot organise care privately. However, it is possible that the care in your community
no longer takes place in every institution and companies organise themselves together.

(1) Particularly at risk under the FOPH are persons over 65 years of age and persons who, in particular, are one of the
following diseases: high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic
Respiratory diseases, diseases and therapies that weaken the immune system, cancer

Do we have to pay parental rates, even if we look after our children privately?
The daycare / day family organization must continue to provide the offer and it is also available for you
ready when you need it. A waiver of the care costs could be given to the daycare
not finance day-family organisations accordingly. Please pay the invoices up to date
even if you can look after your child privately. The canton is in the interest of
costs. As children throughout Switzerland are temporarily private instead of in daycare
day family, we can also imagine that there will be a
swiss-wide regulation. We will inform you as soon as there is more clarity. Thank you
warm for your understanding!

Where can we find more information?
The canton informs on www.be.ch/corona in the section Schools and day care centres.
Thank you very much for your much-appreciated support in curbing the spread of the
Coronavirus and your solidarity. Good health!

Sven Colijn (Cantonal Youth Office; kja-bern@be.ch) and Esther Christen

(Family, Social and Integration Office; info.fam@be.ch)

18.03.2020 | Status message , Müntschemier Kita Pinocchio

Dear Parents

The current situation requires a great deal of composure and patience from all of us. A lot of things are unsettled and we do not have an answer to everything.

We understand very well that there are also some questions from your side.

If you have the opportunity to look after your children at home or in their social environment at the moment, it will help everyone at the moment and increase security. We therefore thank all parents who have this opportunity from the heart. This also improves our ability to provide a place for care for parents who are now in urgent need of care. For example, who work in the health sector or because the children have previously been cared for by grandparents or other persons at particular risk.

Unfortunately, we have not received any further information from the canton on financial matters at the moment. According to our current information, the care agreement is currently in place and we must continue to charge parental contributions to those parents whose children are not currently attending daycare. Otherwise, the further day-care operation is endangered, as rent and wages must of course be continued to be paid. That is why today we must treat the situation in the same way as holidays or illnesses. We expect further clarification on this issue on the part of the canton. As soon as we receive new information and instructions, we will inform you immediately. There will certainly be solutions that will do justice to you and the daycare. Of course, we will provide you with credits retrospectively if funds are spoken for this purpose. Therefore, we ask you to pay the April invoice – which you will receive again by e-mail. If you have not received the invoice, please check the spam folder.

We depend on the solidarity of all so that the daycare operation does not collapse now and can continue in the future (after the Corona wave). This is certainly in the interests of all parents.

We thank you for your understanding, patience and good cooperation.

Together we row to new shores and with the commitment of each individual we will also come to further solutions.

Friendly greetings

Aimée Scotoni & Miriam Trafelet

17.03.2020 | Statusmeldung

Childcare ensured

Information for daycare centres and day family organisations

The Federal Government’s requirements apply in the Canton of Bern: the Federal Council regulates the
Regulation on measures to combat the coronavirus, the question of the
Daycare.

For children who cannot be cared for privately, the cantons have
care services.
Daycare centres may only be closed if other suitable childcare services are available
consist of the

For the time being, this measure will apply until 19 April 2020, just as the school closures will be.
In concrete terms, this means:

• The day care centres and day-family organisations continue to look after all children who are not
can be looked after privately.
This also applies to all daycare centres that have already closed. From now on, these must be
ensure care for children who cannot be cared for privately.
• Of course, this can also be done in cooperation with other institutions of the
childcare.
• Within the scope of their capacities, daycare centres and day families also take care of children for longer or longer
on additional days.
• Parents, not the institution, decide whether the care in the daycare/day family
necessary.
The offer is not only valid for parents with certain professions.
The care should be provided in as small and constant groups as possible with 4-5 children.
• Particularly vulnerable persons (1) must not be involved in care.
In connection with the new measures, institutions and parents will have a large number of
financial and organisational issues. As soon as these have been clarified, further information will be provided.

(1) Particularly at risk under the FOPH are persons over 65 years of age and persons who, in particular, are one of the
following diseases: high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic
Respiratory diseases, diseases and therapies that weaken the immune system, cancer

Information for parents
• If possible, take care of your child privately. Note:
• You have to do without the care of particularly vulnerable persons1.
• A strong mixing with other children in the private sector is to be dispensed with.
• I.e. care should be provided as far as possible in the nuclear family and at most in exchange with little
persons (maximum five children).

If this is not possible, the care in the daycare / with the day family / in the school is too
Choose.
The daycare centres and day-family organisations must continue to provide care for parents who have
cannot organise care privately. However, it is possible that the care in their
the community no longer takes place in every institution and companies organize together.

Situation Playgroups
Playing groups must be called by Article 6, paragraph. 1 of The Federal Council’s Ordinance 2 on Measures to
Combating the Corona virus will remain closed until 19 April.

03/16/2020 | Status

Müntschemier, 16.03.20, 20.31h

Dear Parents

We would like to inform you that we are there for your children in daycare. However, we would like to point out to you, on the basis of the Federal Council, that if possible, you will have the children looked after in other ways. For example, by family members (not grandparents or people with an increased risk factor) or other families.

This information is related to the Federal Council’s communication today. This is changing almost every day at the moment, and we are all asking for a certain degree of flexibility. It is very difficult for us to make long-term decisions, because the overall situation can change again and again. However, we will try to pass on to you as soon as possible the decisions and information we decide. Please inform you regularly on the homepage – the information will be displayed here.

Everything flows, nothing rests.
Everything passes, nothing lasts.
Illness turns health beautiful.
One turns to the other and vice versa.
First things are blown apart, then they are put back together.
Everything comes at its time.
to Heraclitus

In this sense, we wish you confidence and trust,

Greetings

Aimée Scotoni and Miriam Trafelet-Neuhaus