The childcare market
1.1 Presentation and definition of the childcare market
The childcare market mainly concerns the childcare for children under 3 years of age ( 2.3 million in 2016 in metropolitan France as defined in Le Figaro ).
Whether it is home care or not, the competition is very harsh between the actors, who organize themselves as follows:
- Collective reception It is done in a private crèche or in a private crèche. The establishments included are crèches (especially in pre-school), drop-in centres, kindergartens or multi-child care establishments.
- Maternal assistance
- Home childcare This last type of care is one of the activities of the home help market
Kindergarten assistants highlight the individual approach to the relationship with the child while the collective reception and the crèches highlight their socialization skills . , nursery, kindergarten, etc. ).
One of the main issues in the child care sector is professionalization . A large part of this activity is carried out by parents themselves or by actors with undeclared benefits.
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