Madrid opens more educational centres

21st September 2009, Comments 0 comments

Over 4,500 new places will be available for working parents who want to send their young children to state nurseries.

Madrid -- The Community of Madrid has financed the opening of 38 educational centres, 12 of which are due to open this September, announces the education council on its official webpage.

The opening of the new centres will bring the total of public centres to 430 and create a total of 4,685 new places for children under three.

The subsequent centres will open in the coming months.

The aim of the community initiative is to broaden the choice of public facilities available for working parents who would like to leave their young children in childcare centres.

While education in Spain is free for children aged three and above, working parents who send their children under three to daycares usually have to fork out quite some money.

The Community of Madrid hopes to lower the cost of sending children to nurseries by setting up these new schools.

The Community of Madrid also finances a series of public-private centres and has set aside EUR 33.7 million worth of grants for families who opt to put their children in private centres.

For more information on centres (Escuelas infantiles), click here.

Daura Carballo / Expatica

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