Topic of the practice
Fitting out 2 new areas for hosting the "Môm'artre" childcare service in new territories at the beginning of the school year in September 2008.
Good Practice Information
Giving access to an after-school childcare service for a larger number of families, and, as a priority, for single mothers, by opening new branches in underprivileged neighbourhoods of large conurbations.
1/ A full child-minding service that is affordable, innovative, and after-school for 6-11 year-olds:- after school in the evenings in 5 stages: meeting from school, tea, homework, workshops designed and run by professional artists, until 8 p.m.- on Wednesdays (day off from school in France): the children are looked after from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the latest.-during school holidays: week-long artistic training courses.
2/ Cultural Saturdays for teenagers.
3/ Artistic workshops for adults.
4/ A place for local life, open to the neighbourhood.
5/ A workshop available to artists.
Evidence of success
A few figures for the 2007-2008 academic year:
- Number of member families who are beneficiaries of the service: 110;- Including 45 single-parent families;
- Number of children enrolled for the year: 138;
- Average number of children met from school every evening: 31;
- Number of residents who are members (for evening leisure classes): 56;
- Number of families helped since the opening in September 2001;
- 3 primary schools served every evening in the 18th arrondissement of Paris;
- 6 employees, 20 artists involved per year, 10 to 15 BAFA childcare trainees trained per year, volunteers.
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