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Kindergarten staff shortage in Reykjavík

The capital’s kindergartens are short on staff, resulting in an increased burden on parents and a more dangerous environment for children.

Hanna Birgisdóttir, a teacher at Gullborg kindergarten in Reykjavík, told Bladid that her kindergarten is short of at least three full-time staff members.

The staff shortage has caused Gullborg to start closing an hour early every school day to prevent staff from working overtime and each child has to stay at home on one day a week.

Birgisdóttir says with less staff children have less supervision when playing outside and could get hurt more easily.

Birgisdóttir says the current staff and parents do their best to cooperate, but without support from the authorities, she says the situation is unlikely to improve. Bladid reports.

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