Concilia child-minding service to reach 19 neighbourhoods and care for toddlers aged 1 to 3

The last school year saw the service provide care for 611 children, offering child-minding in 7,819 cases at municipal facilities where the service was available. Designed to help with the work-life balance of families with no resources or support network, the free municipal child-minding service will now be extended to more places and provide cover for children in a broader age range.

30/09/2021 10:36 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The suitability of the first year in service and the satisfaction of families who use it mean the Concilia project is being opened up in nine points around the city, instead of the seven from last year. Specifically, as from 4 October four of these points in municipal nursery schools will be offering care for children between the ages of 1 and 12, with the other five points to continue as last year, providing care for children between the ages of 3 and 12 at other publicly operated facilities.

Two people trained in special education needs will also be taken on to provide support for children who need it, plus four more people with specific knowledge in children’s education, joining the team who were already working with Concilia last year.

A service with a growing demand

All these points will operate during the afternoons from Monday to Friday, as well as all day on Saturdays and public holidays, depending on demand. They are:

  • El Besòs i el Maresme: Casal de Barri Besòs and Escola Bressol Municipal Diagonal Mar.
  • El Raval: municipal space in Carrer de Sant Oleguer and Escola Bressol Municipal Cadí.
  • La Trinitat Vella: Institut Escola Rec Comtal and Escola Bressol Municipal El Tren.
  • Zona Nord: Centre Cívic Zona Nord and Escola Bressol Municipal Muntanya.
  • La Verneda i la Pau: Casal de Barri La Pau.
  • El Bon Pastor and Baró de Viver: Institut Escola El Til·ler.
  • La Marina: Escola Enric Granados.
  • La Prosperitat: Escola Mercè Rodoreda.
  • El Turó de la Peira and Can Peguera: Escola Calderón de la Barca.

Over the first year, from October to June, the service provided care for 611 children, providing child-minding in 7,819 cases. Half of these were for single-parent families. Over the course of the current school year the service is expected to provide care for some 900 children in the city, providing child-minding in around 11,500 cases.

The Concilia project was launched last year as part of the shock social plan to tackle the crisis caused by the outbreak of Covid-19, particularly in areas covered by the Neighbourhood Plan, and to provide support for single-parent families and/or those in vulnerable situations, favouring work-life balance. A sum of 630,000 euros will be invested in the service over the current school year.


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