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Compensation for parents denied nursery place

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09:19 CEST+02:00
Parents whose children are not given a place in a pre-school should be given compensation by local councils, a working group in the Liberal Party has proposed.

The proposal, which has the support of the other parties of the ruling Alliance for Sweden, means that parents of children who have to wait more than three or four months for a place will be given financial compensation.

While most councils manage to grant pre-school places to all children entitled to them, some still fail to meet the aim. The Liberals want those councils who do not comply with their obligations to feel the financial consequences.

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