Childcare Arrangements for Babies and Toddlers

  • Borbála Kovács


In focus are routine care arrangements for children under age two. Following a detailed account of the care ideals and of the hierarchy of care ideals informing childcare decisions for children younger than two, the chapter provides a theoretically coherent and empirically grounded formulation of ‘routine care arrangements’, defining these as full-day combinations of successive care episodes defined in terms of who the carer is, where (s)he cares for the child and for how long. Six different routine childcare arrangements are presented, the chapter also expanding on the rationales for which these arrangements were said to be made. The chapter concludes with linking findings to empirical work on early years childcare in other national contexts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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