About 10% of new nurseries opened in Antwerp in 2007 were established by Moroccan mothers. Of the 13 nurseries with a Moroccan babysitter, 9 were opened last year. Mechelen also follows this new trend, reports De Morgen.
According to Kind en Gezin, the Flemish agency for children and families, the increase is due to the long waiting lists with which brand new parents are confronted. Moroccan mothers are also going out to work more and more often and bump into this problem. Babysitting is an ideal job for Moroccan women without a diploma.
Source: HLN (Dutch)